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ex·tir·pate

 (ĕk′stər-pāt′)
tr.v. ex·tir·pat·ed, ex·tir·pat·ing, ex·tir·pates
1.
a. To destroy totally; kill off: an effort to reintroduce wildlife that had been extirpated from the region.
b. To render absent or nonexistent: "No society ... is devoid of ... religion, even those ... which have made deliberate attempts to extirpate it" (Roy A. Rappaport). See Synonyms at eliminate.
2. To pull up by the roots.
3. To remove by surgery.

[Latin exstirpāre, exstirpāt- : ex-, ex- + stirps, root.]

ex′tir·pa′tion n.
ex′tir·pa′tive adj.
ex′tir·pa′tor n.

extirpate

(ˈɛkstəˌpeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to remove or destroy completely
2. (Horticulture) to pull up or out; uproot
3. (Surgery) to remove (an organ or part) surgically
[C16: from Latin exstirpāre to root out, from stirps root, stock]
ˌextirˈpation n
ˈextirˌpative adj
ˈextirˌpator n

ex•tir•pate

(ˈɛk 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.
[1530–40; < Latin ex(s)tirpātus, past participle of ex(s)tirpāre to dig up by the roots =ex- ex-1 + -stirpāre, derivative of stirps root, stump]
ex`tir•pa′tion, n.
ex′tir•pa`tive, adj.
ex′tir•pa`tor, n.

extirpate


Past participle: extirpated
Gerund: extirpating

Imperative
extirpate
extirpate
Present
I extirpate
you extirpate
he/she/it extirpates
we extirpate
you extirpate
they extirpate
Preterite
I extirpated
you extirpated
he/she/it extirpated
we extirpated
you extirpated
they extirpated
Present Continuous
I am extirpating
you are extirpating
he/she/it is extirpating
we are extirpating
you are extirpating
they are extirpating
Present Perfect
I have extirpated
you have extirpated
he/she/it has extirpated
we have extirpated
you have extirpated
they have extirpated
Past Continuous
I was extirpating
you were extirpating
he/she/it was extirpating
we were extirpating
you were extirpating
they were extirpating
Past Perfect
I had extirpated
you had extirpated
he/she/it had extirpated
we had extirpated
you had extirpated
they had extirpated
Future
I will extirpate
you will extirpate
he/she/it will extirpate
we will extirpate
you will extirpate
they will extirpate
Future Perfect
I will have extirpated
you will have extirpated
he/she/it will have extirpated
we will have extirpated
you will have extirpated
they will have extirpated
Future Continuous
I will be extirpating
you will be extirpating
he/she/it will be extirpating
we will be extirpating
you will be extirpating
they will be extirpating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been extirpating
you have been extirpating
he/she/it has been extirpating
we have been extirpating
you have been extirpating
they have been extirpating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been extirpating
you will have been extirpating
he/she/it will have been extirpating
we will have been extirpating
you will have been extirpating
they will have been extirpating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been extirpating
you had been extirpating
he/she/it had been extirpating
we had been extirpating
you had been extirpating
they had been extirpating
Conditional
I would extirpate
you would extirpate
he/she/it would extirpate
we would extirpate
you would extirpate
they would extirpate
Past Conditional
I would have extirpated
you would have extirpated
he/she/it would have extirpated
we would have extirpated
you would have extirpated
they would have extirpated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.extirpate - destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.extirpate - pull up by or as if by the rootsextirpate - pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
stub - pull up (weeds) by their roots
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
3.extirpate - surgically remove (an organ)
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

extirpate

verb wipe out, destroy, eliminate, abolish, erase, remove, eradicate, excise, extinguish, uproot, annihilate, root out, exterminate, expunge, deracinate, pull up by the roots, wipe from the face of the earth The Romans wished to extirpate Druidism in Britain.

extirpate

verb
Translations

extirpate

[ˈekstɜːpeɪt] VTextirpar

extirpate

vt (lit, fig)(mit der Wurzel) ausrotten, (gänzlich) beseitigen
References in classic literature ?
They evidently saw the approaching hour when the Long Knife would disposess them of their desirable habitations; and anxiously concerned for futurity, determined utterly to extirpate the whites out of Kentucke.
I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong
One can demolish a mass; bow can one extirpate ubiquity?
What can the west do to contain and finally extirpate this evil?
The Arab countries should take the initiative and lead the drive so as to extirpate these elements at the earliest.
GILL STEPHEN The situation is a great deal better now than in the days of the Act of Union when government policy on the Welsh language set out how they would "utterly extirpate (destroy) all the sinister usage''s and customs" in Wales, including the Welsh language, so "that (the) said country of Wales shall stand and continue forever from henceforth incorporated, united and annexed to (the) Realm of England.
Meanwhile, the lads off the estates of Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, South Wales, Newcastle and elsewhere continue to die in a futile attempt to extirpate the Taliban.
Princeton University Press, 1997), which rely heavily on records of Spanish attempts to extirpate "idolatry" and "superstition" from the Andes, Ramos's work is based on a close reading of nearly five hundred wills written by indigenous residents of Lima and Cuzco.
Senator Rabbani reiterated that the government would not bow down to the pressure of terrorists and would extirpate the menace with support of the people.
The Pakistani army has carried out operations in Mohmand, but it has been unable to extirpate the militants.