extirpate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To pull up because of the origins.
    • To destroy completely; exterminate. See Synonyms at abolish.
    • to get rid of by surgery.
    • To pluck up because of the stem or root; to root away; to get rid of, virtually or figuratively; to destroy wholly
    • To pull up because of the origins.
    • To destroy totally; exterminate. See Synonyms at abolish.
    • To remove by surgery.
    • To pluck up because of the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate, actually or figuratively; to destroy completely
  • verb:
    • To clear an area of roots and stumps.
    • To pull up because of the origins; uproot.
    • To destroy entirely; to annihilate.
    • To operatively eliminate.
    • demolish entirely, like down seriously to the origins
    • surgically remove (an organ)
    • pull up by or just as if because of the origins
    • To clear a place of origins and stumps.
    • To pull up because of the roots; uproot.
    • To destroy totally; to annihilate.
    • To surgically pull.
    • demolish entirely, like right down to the roots
    • operatively eliminate (an organ)
    • pull-up by or as though by the roots
  • others:
    • To pull up by the roots; root away; eradicate; eradicate; expel; destroy totally: because, to extirpate weeds or noxious plants from a field; to extirpate disease or a tumor; to extirpate a sect; to extirpate error or heresy.
    • Synonyms To uproot, exterminate, abolish, annihilate.
    • To pull up because of the roots; root down; expel; get rid of; expel; destroy totally: since, to extirpate weeds or noxious plants from a field; to extirpate cancer tumors or a tumor; to extirpate a sect; to extirpate mistake or heresy.
    • Synonyms To uproot, exterminate, abolish, annihilate.

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