ausrotten

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From aus- (out) +‎ rotten (to clear woods), the latter was a more southern variant of roden, from Middle High German roten, roden, from Proto-Germanic *rudōną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯sˌʁɔtən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

ausrotten (weak, third-person singular present rottet aus, past tense rottete aus, past participle ausgerottet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (originally of plants, now more often figuratively) to root out, to eradicate, to extirpate, to purge, to remove entirely
  2. (of people, species, etc.) to exterminate, to kill off, to stamp out, to cause to become extinct

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