[ UK /ɛkstˈɜːpe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈɛkstɝˌpeɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden
  2. surgically remove (an organ)
  3. destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
    root out corruption
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How To Use extirpate In A Sentence

  • They don't extirpate every scintilla of self-doubt you've ever had.
  • The commission to Moses, "to extirpate the Canaanitish tribes," has been the universal war-cry of the dominant party in the Church to burn and empale heretics. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846
  • The US regulators are seeking to extirpate the cancer before it spreads any further.
  • Further, in a universal deluge, without special miracle vast numbers of even the salt water animals could not fail to be extirpated; in particular, almost all the molluscs of the littoral and laminarian zones. The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed
  • He had fought in a war to extirpate fascism.
  • Of these, no less than five spectacular species, namely Javan rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus (CR), water buffalo Bubalus bubalis (EN), swamp deer Cervus duvauceli (VU), gaur Bos frontalis (VU) and probably hog deer Axis porcinus (LR) have become locally extirpated since the beginning of this century. Sundarbans, Bangladesh
  • The disgrace was expiated by a more noble alliance with a princess of China; and the decisive battle which almost extirpated the nation of the Geougen, established in Tartary the new and more powerful empire of the Turks. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • In most minds usage has so identified them with the notion of religion, that the one cannot be extirpated without the other. Three Cheers for Mrs Beamish
  • Extirpated species include birds such as the South Island subspecies of the endangered kokako (Callaeas cinerea cinerea) and the extinct piopio (Turnagra capensis), the grayling fish (Prototroctes oxyrhynchus), and plants like Stellaria elantinoides. Southland temperate forests
  • The letter continued with the hope that ‘Federal America will be able to extinguish this unrighteous rebellion, and extirpate the foul thing that so long has sullied her institutions and polluted her soul.’
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