- to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate.
- to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up: to extirpate an unwanted hair.
Origin of extirpate
Related Words for extirpatedefface, demolish, excise, exterminate, expunge, remove, abolish, abate, erase, kill, eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, raze, eradicate, deracinate, exsect
Examples from the Web for extirpated
Contemporary Examples of extirpated
Government activism on behalf of the common man was an unforgivable sin to be extirpated from the body politic.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party
December 8, 2013
Historical Examples of extirpated
It should be guided and restrained, but can never be extirpated.Criminal Man
The weeds had to be extirpated before the seeds of nobler flowers could be sown.A Hungarian Nabob
Many other practices of this kind may then have prevailed and have since then been extirpated.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
Extirpated they may have been, like the Moors of Spain, but extirpation is not apostasy.The New World of Islam
We have seen a whole tribe, the Mandans, extirpated by it in our own day.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- to remove or destroy completely
- to pull up or out; uproot
- to remove (an organ or part) surgically
Word Origin for extirpate
1530s, usually figurative, from Latin extirpatus/exstirpatus, past participle of extirpare/exstirpare (see extirpation). Related: Extirpated; extirpating.