verb (used with object), ex·tir·pat·ed, ex·tir·pat·ing.
Origin of extirpate
Examples from the Web for extirpate
When they appear in a district, cattle-farmers have to combine to hunt them down and extirpate them.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
As if this were not enough, they tried to extirpate another affection, even more sacred and more devoted still.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
Leo determined to extirpate the tyranny of the Vandals, and solemnly invested Anthemius with the diadem and purple of the West .The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
None of them have beards, and it would seem they use a cosmetic to extirpate them.
The prince-bishops of those territories had long been anxious to extirpate Lutheranism from their dioceses.The Superstitions of Witchcraft|Howard Williams
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Word Origin for extirpate
Word Origin and History for extirpate
1530s, usually figurative, from Latin extirpatus/exstirpatus, past participle of extirpare/exstirpare (see extirpation). Related: Extirpated; extirpating.