What does extirpate mean?

Definitions for extirpateˈɛk stərˌpeɪt, ɪkˈstɜr peɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extirpate.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extirpate

    eks′tėr-pāt, v.t. to root out: to destroy totally: to exterminate—(obs.) Extirp′.—adj. Extirp′able.—ns. Extirpā′tion, extermination: total destruction; Extirp′ator.—adj. Extirp′atory. [L. exstirpāre, -ātumex, out, and stirps, a root.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extirpate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extirpate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for extirpate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • унищожавам, изкоренявамBulgarian
  • ξεριζώνωGreek
  • extirparSpanish
  • juuria, poistaaFinnish
  • extirper, déraciner, annihilerFrench
  • gyökerestül kiirt, kiirtHungarian
  • ontworteld, uitgeroeidDutch
  • rykke opp med rotenNorwegian
  • usunąć, wyplenić, wykorzenićPolish
  • extirparPortuguese
  • extirpaRomanian
  • [[вырывать]] [[с]] [[корень, выкорчевать, искоренить, вырезать, искоренять, [[вырвать]] [[с]] [[корень, выкорчёвыватьRussian
  • rycka upp med rötternaSwedish

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