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Verb: extirpate  'ek-stu(r),peyt
  1. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    - uproot, eradicate, root out, exterminate
     
  2. Pull up by or as if by the roots
    "extirpate the vine that has spread all over the garden";
    - uproot, deracinate, root out
     
  3. (surgery) surgically remove (an organ)

Derived forms: extirpated, extirpates, extirpating

Type of: destroy, destruct, displace, move, remove, spifflicate, spiflicate, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Extirpate