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extirpate

verb

1 extirpate

Destroy completely, as if down to the roots.

synonyms: eradicate, exterminate, root out, uproot.

Roget 2: not exist etc. 1; have no existence etc. 1; be null and void; cease to exist etc. 1; pass away, perish; be extinct, become extinct ... show more

Roget 301: extract, draw; take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out; wring from, wrench; extort; root up, weed up, ... show more

Dutch: ontwortelen, uitgeroeid, ontworteld, verdelgen



2 extirpate

Pull up by or as if by the roots.

synonyms: deracinate, root out, uproot.

3 extirpate

Surgically remove (an organ).


Moby thesaurus: abate, abolish, abscind, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, blot, bob, clip, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, deracinate, dock, eliminate, enucleate ... show more.

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