Definition of exterminatory in US English:

exterminatory

adjective

  • See exterminate

    • ‘At the centre of National Socialism was a regime of murderous racial annihilation - its impact is to be found in the appalling realization of these exterminatory ambitions.’
    • ‘But though Hitler called himself a socialist, and was widely accepted as one, inside and outside Germany, his socialist sources are less well known, though they reached as far as Soviet exterminatory techniques.’
    • ‘Longerich is wrong in suggesting that the Nazis' exterminatory policy of Euthanasia from the winter of 1939-40 was some kind of ‘rehearsal’ for the Nazi Final Solution of the Jewish Question.’
    • ‘Since 1945, since the Holocaust and the Nazis' exterminatory warfare, German non-Jewish authorship has had to relegitimize, refound itself with every single text.’

Pronunciation

exterminatory

/ikˈstərmənəˌtôrē//ɪkˈstərmənəˌtɔri/