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extirpate

ex·tir·pate

extirpate

 
 
pronunciation:
ek str peIt [or] ihk stuhr peIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extirpated, extirpates, extirpating
definition 1: to get rid of completely, as if by pulling up the roots; root out.
The agency is committed to extirpating terrorism cell by cell, down to the last man.Efforts to extirpate the disease have not been completely successful.
similar words:
efface, eradicate
definition 2: to destroy completely; exterminate.
This particular species of snake was extirpated on the mainland.
similar words:
abolish, blot out, efface, eradicate, exterminate
definition 3: to remove surgically.
The surgeons extirpated the tumor.
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derivations: extirpative (adj.), extirpation (n.), extirpator (n.)