ausrotten

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

ausrotten (third-person singular simple 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

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]