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Meaning of EXTIRPATE

Pronunciation:  'ekstur`peyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  remove by surgery, as of an organ
  2. [v]  destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted"
  3. [v]  pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

EXTIRPATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: deracinate, eradicate, exterminate, root out, uproot, uproot
 See Also: destroy, destruct, displace, move, remove, take, take away, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex"tir*pate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Extirpated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extirpating}.] [L. extirpatus,
exstirpatus, p. p. of extirpare, exstirpare; ex out + strips
stock, stem, root.]
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.

Syn: To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate;
     annihilate; extinguish.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abate, abolish, abscind, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, blot, bob, clip, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, deracinate, dock, eliminate, enucleate, eradicate, except, excise, exclude, exterminate, extinguish, isolate, knock off, liquidate, lop, mutilate, nip, pare, peel, pick out, prune, purge, remove, root out, root up, rule out, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, stamp out, strike off, strip, strip off, sweep away, take off, take out, truncate, uproot, wipe out