verb (used with object), ex·tir·pat·ed, ex·tir·pat·ing.
Origin of extirpate
Related formsex·tir·pa·tion, nounex·tir·pa·tive, adjectiveex·tir·pa·tor, nounun·ex·tir·pat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for extirpation
The prophecy of extirpation had been passed, but the cruel agent of its accomplishment was not thereby condoned.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
The Catholics drew the sword for the extirpation of heresy; the Protestants grasped their arms to defend themselves.Henry IV, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The evil was found to require the radical cure of extirpation.Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)|Walter Scott
The Dutch have profited by a knowledge of its efficacy; Queen Elizabeth prohibited the extirpation of it.
By metaphor they mean the assembling of like things, and the selection and extirpation of unlike things.Folkways|William Graham Sumner