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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 ?
The whole race of Saxon princes and nobles had been extirpated or disinherited, with few or no exceptions; nor were the numbers great who possessed land in the country of their fathers, even as proprietors of the second, or of yet inferior classes.
The spot on which they fixed had belonged to an Indian tribe, totally extirpated by that devouring pestilence which had swept the country shortly before their arrival.
And in the last place, where this might not be the case, they would be of long standing, would have taken deep root, and would not easily be extirpated.
The brigands have never been really extirpated from the neighborhood of Rome.
The Anglo-Saxon hive have extirpated Paganism from the greater part of the North American continent; but with it they have likewise extirpated the greater portion of the Red race.
Unfortunately for Joseph the disease which had cut off his parents did not stop at that; it went on and extirpated nearly the whole Brownon contingent and its allies by marriage; and those who fled did not return.
Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber), once largely extirpated in Europe, are now recolonising the salmon and sea trout range.
He said due to successful operations not only the terrorists were extirpated but also peace was restored which resulted in better socio-economic changes in the tribal areas.
The Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan declared that the terrorists and militants would be marred and extirpated from the tribal areas at all cost.
The governor greatly commended the sacrifices of the Pak Army jawans, police and other security forces as well as the tribal people in the successful war against terrorism and stated that terrorists would be extirpated at all cost and their hideouts destroyed.
I am sure the security forces of the Kingdom will deal with such elements with an iron fist and will not rest until the perpetrators of the Al-Ahsa attack are extirpated.
Our oldest specimen, an Atlantic salmon from 1857, represents a species once extremely abundant in Lake Ontario before European settlement, but extirpated by 1900.