verb (used with object), ex·tir·pat·ed, ex·tir·pat·ing.
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Origin of extirpate
OTHER WORDS FROM extirpateex·tir·pa·tion, nounex·tir·pa·tive, adjectiveex·tir·pa·tor, nounun·ex·tir·pat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for extirpate
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|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Anciently the Magnetes were utterly extirpated by Treres, a Cimmerian tribe, who for a long period made successful inroads.
And so, at last, by assiduous but bloody work, the Reformation was completely extirpated from Cateau Cambrsis.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
The most noble pride there took root amongst the ruins of extirpated vanity.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
It was nearly extirpated in these regions, but it is springing up again, owing to circumstances.The Romany Rye|George Borrow
This war is to be brought to a triumphant close, and the cause of the war extirpated, whether you like it or not.