What does extirpate mean?

Definitions for extirpate
ˈɛk stərˌpeɪt, ɪkˈstɜr peɪtex·tir·pate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminateverb

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

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

  2. uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root outverb

    pull up by or as if by the roots

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

  3. extirpateverb

    surgically remove (an organ)


  1. extirpateverb

    To clear an area of roots and stumps.

    Etymology: From exstirpo, from ex- + stirps

  2. extirpateverb

    To pull up by the roots; uproot.

    Etymology: From exstirpo, from ex- + stirps

  3. extirpateverb

    To destroy completely; to annihilate.

    Etymology: From exstirpo, from ex- + stirps

  4. extirpateverb

    To surgically remove.

    Etymology: From exstirpo, from ex- + stirps

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extirpateverb

    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.]

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  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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  • унищожавам, изкоренявамBulgarian
  • ξεριζώνωGreek
  • extirparSpanish
  • از بین بردنPersian
  • juuria, poistaaFinnish
  • extirper, déraciner, annihilerFrench
  • gyökerestül kiirt, kiirtHungarian
  • ಹೊರತೆಗೆಯಿರಿKannada
  • 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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