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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.
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