adjective Date: 1790 of, relating to, or marked by extermination

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  • Exterminatory — Ex*ter mi*na*to*ry, a. Of or pertaining to extermination; tending to exterminate. Exterminatory war. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exterminatory — index disastrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exterminatory — [ek stʉr′mə nāt΄iv, ik stʉr′mə nāt΄iv, ek stʉr′mə nə tiv, ik stʉr′mə nə tivek stʉr′mə nə tôr΄ē, ik stʉr′mə nə tôr΄ē] adj. exterminating or tending to exterminate: also exterminative [ek stʉr′mə nāt΄iv, ik stʉr′mə nāt΄iv, ek stʉr′mə nə tiv, ik… …   English World dictionary

  • exterminatory — nəˌtōrē, tȯr , ri adjective : of, relating to, or marked by extermination an exterminatory war : tending to exterminate harsh exterminatory political moves …   Useful english dictionary

  • exterminatory — exterminate ► VERB ▪ destroy completely; eradicate. DERIVATIVES extermination noun exterminator noun exterminatory adjective. ORIGIN originally in the sense «drive out»: from Latin exterminare, from terminus boundary …   English terms dictionary

  • exterminatory — /ik sterr meuh neuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving or tending to exterminate. Also, exterminative /ik sterr meuh nay tiv/. [1780 90; EXTERMINATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • exterminatory — adjective relating to or marked by extermination …   Wiktionary

  • exterminatory — adj. of or pertaining to extermination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exterminatory — ex·ter·mi·na·to·ry …   English syllables

  • exterminatory — ex•ter•mi•na•to•ry [[t]ɪkˈstɜr mə nəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] also ex•ter•mi•na•tive [[t] ˌneɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. serving or tending to exterminate • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

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