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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The brigands have never been really extirpated from the neighborhood of Rome.
This species was presumed extirpated from the state, and the last known record from Berrien County was in 1913.
/ Inside, its lament is not tears, not water, / but the memory of extirpated gods," reminding us that in everything there is life, and inevitably, many of those things are sacrificed to the idea of progress.
In this form of anti-Semitism, which Steiner both described and in some ways endorsed, Jews are loathed because they represent a reminder of their antecedent claim to the Ideala claim that causes such anxiety that it must be extirpated. Non-Jewish messianic movements reject the notion of Jewish exceptionalism, because they are the exceptional ones.
First order of the house after he got hold of the property was to bring back the nutrients of the soil after so many years of being extirpated by chemicals from fertilizer use.
In "African Americans and American Indians in the Revolutionary War", former educator and author Jack Darrell Crowder presents a history recounting the sacrifices made by forgotten people of color to gain independence for the people who enslaved and extirpated them.
Terrorism can be extirpated by dialogue, mutual coordination and understanding of home issues rather than levelling baseless allegations on each other.