Definitions for extirpateˈɛk stərˌpeɪt, ɪkˈstɜr peɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•tir•pateˈɛk stərˌpeɪt, ɪkˈstɜr peɪt(v.t.)-pat•ed, -pat•ing.

  1. to remove or destroy totally; exterminate.

  2. to pull up by or as if by the roots.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of extirpate:

1530–40; < L ex(s)tirpātus, ptp. of ex(s)tirpāre to dig up by the roots =ex-ex -1+-stirpāre, der. of stirps root, stump


Princeton's WordNet

  1. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate(verb)

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"

  2. uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root out(verb)

    pull up by or as if by the roots

    "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

  3. extirpate(verb)

    surgically remove (an organ)


  1. extirpate(Verb)

    To clear an area of roots and stumps.

  2. extirpate(Verb)

    To pull up by the roots; uproot.

  3. extirpate(Verb)

    To destroy completely; to annihilate.

  4. extirpate(Verb)

    To surgically remove.

  5. Origin: From exstirpo, from ex- + stirps

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extirpate(verb)

    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


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