What does the word extirpate mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by John Bagnell Bury