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extirpate

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From Latin exstirpō (uproot), from ex- (out of) + stirps (the lower part of the trunk of a tree, including the roots; the stem, stalk)

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extirpate (third-person singular simple present extirpates, present participle extirpating, simple past and past participle extirpated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps.
  2. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; uproot.
  3. (transitive) To destroy completely; to annihilate.
  4. (transitive) To surgically remove.

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extirpāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of extirpō