Extirpate

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.
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