Search Chambers

Consult Chambers 21st Century Dictionary, The Chambers Thesaurus (1996) or Chambers Biographical Dictionary (1997 edition with amendments). Enter your search and choose your title from the drop-down menu.

Search results for 'extirpate':

extirpate verb (extirpated, extirpating) 1 formal to destroy completely. 2 formal to uproot. 3 surgery to remove completely. extirpation noun. extirpator noun. extirpatory adj.
ETYMOLOGY: 16c: from Latin exstirpare to tear up by the roots, from stirps root or stock.