extirpate

Definitions:

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  • To destroy totally; kill off.
  • To render absent or nonexistent: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> eliminate</strong>.
  • To pull up by the roots.
  • To remove by surgery.
  • To pull up by the roots; root out; eradicate; get rid of; expel; destroy totally: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="extirpate">extirpate</internalXref> weeds or noxious plants from a field; to <em>extirpate</em> cancer or a tumor; to <em>extirpate</em> a sect; to <em>extirpate</em> error or heresy.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To uproot, exterminate, abolish, annihilate.
  • To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly
  • To clear an area of <xref>roots</xref> and <xref>stumps</xref>.
  • To pull up by the roots; <xref>uproot</xref>.
  • To <xref>destroy</xref> completely; to <xref>annihilate</xref>.
  • To <xref>surgically</xref> remove.
  • destroy completely, as if down to the roots
  • surgically remove (an organ)
  • pull up by or as if by the roots
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