Extirpate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekstərpeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word extirpate
Brit.  |ˈɛkstəːpeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word extirpate

verb

- destroy completely, as if down to the roots (syn: eradicate, exterminate, uproot)
- pull up by or as if by the roots (syn: deracinate, uproot)
- surgically remove (an organ)

Examples

...the triumph of modern medicine in extirpating certain diseases...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: extirpate
he/she/it: extirpates
present participle: extirpating
past tense: extirpated
past participle: extirpated
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