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Verb: extirpate  'ek-stu(r),peyt
Usage: formal
  1. Remove, destroy or wipe out completely
    - 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 [formal], root out
  3. (surgery) surgically remove (an organ)

Derived forms: extirpating, extirpated, extirpates

Type of: destroy, destruct, displace, move, remove, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], take, take away, uncreate [literary], withdraw

Encyclopedia: Extirpate