Extirpate meaning

ĕkstər-pāt
Extirpate is defined as to completely remove, destroy or pull out by the roots.

An example of extirpate is to get rid of field mice in a basement.

An example of extirpate is pulling weeds from your vegetable garden.

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To pull up by the roots.
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To remove by surgery.
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To pull up by the roots; root out.
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To destroy or remove completely; exterminate; abolish.
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To pull up by the roots; uproot.
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To destroy completely; to annihilate.
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To surgically remove.
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Origin of extirpate

  • Latin exstirpāre exstirpāt- ex- ex- stirps root

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin exstirpō (“uproot”), from ex- (“out of”) + stirps (“the lower part of the trunk of a tree, including the roots; the stem, stalk”)

    From Wiktionary