What does the word exterminate mean?

Usage examples for exterminate

  1. It was merely their object to induce the foreign troops who had come to the aid of the allies to leave the kingdom, that they might then exterminate the Protestants by a general massacre. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. Now came the fifth question: " Who were the people who acted contrary to the decision of the states that the peasants should exterminate the sparrows, and mocked those who were appointed to collect the sparrows' heads?" – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai