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extirpated

[ ek-ster-pey-tid, ik-stur-pey- ]
/ ˈɛk stərˌpeɪ tɪd, ɪkˈstɜr peɪ- /
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Definition of extirpated

adjective
having been destroyed or removed:Histological examination determined that all the extirpated tumors were meningiomas.
Biology.Ecology. (of a species) no longer found in a given area; locally or regionally extinct: In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the James River is the last confirmed holdout for the nearly extirpated Atlantic sturgeon.The successful reintroduction of an extirpated species such as the scarlet ibis indicates that it may be possible to recover at least part of the original biota of the region.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of extirpate.
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Origin of extirpated

extirpate + -ed2 for the adjective senses; extirpate + -ed1 for the verb sense

OTHER WORDS FROM extirpated

un·ex·tir·pat·ed, adjective
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