Part of speech: verb

To root out or up; eradicate.

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Usage examples "extirpate":

  1. This it is which fills all Sockna people with a thirst of vengeance to extirpate root and branch the family of Abd- El- Geleel. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. " He was at Saumur yesterday, and 'twas rumoured three days back that he was coming here to extirpate the Huguenots. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. But the Church got far too little money out of this anti- clerical population, and Innocent called upon the Count to extirpate heresy from his dominion. - "A History of Freedom of Thought", John Bagnell Bury.