Definition of Extirpate

1. Verb. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots. "Root out corruption"

Exact synonyms: Eradicate, Exterminate, Root Out, Uproot
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Eradication, Eradicator, Extirpation, Uprooter



2. Verb. Pull up by or as if by the roots. "Uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
Exact synonyms: Deracinate, Root Out, Uproot
Specialized synonyms: Stub
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Deracination, Deracination, Extirpation

3. Verb. Surgically remove (an organ).
Category relationships: Surgery
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Extirpation

Definition of Extirpate

1. v. t. To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly; as, to extirpate weeds; to extirpate a tumor; to extirpate a sect; to extirpate error or heresy.

Definition of Extirpate

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; uproot. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To destroy completely; to annihilate. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To surgically remove. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extirpate

1. [v -PATED, -PATING, -PATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extirpate

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extirpate (current term)
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Literary usage of Extirpate

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1. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and Wrong by Alfred Ayres (1882)
"He did not pretend to extirpate French music, but only to cultivate and civilize it. ... 'He pretended, or professed, not to extirpate.' "—Bain. Notorious. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... at the Netherlands, the Infanta Isabella, who kept him very time that the Spanish governor was making strong efforts to extirpate heresy in Flanders. ..."

3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1839)
"Hearing that his armies had been defeated in Judea, he sets out on a sudden to extirpate alt the Jews. In his march, he is struck by the hand of heaven, ..."

4. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1857)
"... ceive in this life, who shall constantly blaspheme the name of God, destroy his priests and temples, abolish hie worship, and extirpate his servants ? ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... V Gregory XI., in one of his bulls against wickliffe, urges the clergy to extirpate this lolium. "The name of Lollard» wu first given (In ..."

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