extirpate

  • 1 Extirpate — Ex tir*pate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extirpated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Extirpating}.] [L. extirpatus, exstirpatus, p. p. of extirpare, exstirpare; ex out + strips stock, stem, root.] To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 extirpate — I verb abolish, annihilate, annul, blast, blot out, bring to ruin, cancel, consume, cut down, deal destruction, demolish, deracinate, desolate, destroy, devastate, devour, dissolve, do away with, efface, eliminate, end, eradicare, eradicate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 extirpate — (v.) 1530s, usually figurative, from L. extirpatus/exstirpatus, pp. of extirpare/exstirpare (see EXTIRPATION (Cf. extirpation)). Related: Extirpated; extirpating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 extirpate — *exterminate, eradicate, uproot, deracinate, wipe Analogous words: extinguish, *abolish, annihilate: obliterate, efface, expunge, *erase, blot out: *destroy, demolish, raze Contrasted words: propagate, *generate, engender, breed …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 extirpate — [v] destroy; uproot abate, abolish, annihilate, blot out*, cut out, demolish, deracinate, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, excise, expunge, exsect, exterminate, extinguish, kill, raze, remove, root out, wipe out*; concepts 211,252 Ant. help,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 extirpate — ► VERB ▪ search out and destroy completely. DERIVATIVES extirpation noun extirpator noun. ORIGIN Latin exstirpare, from stirps a stem …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 extirpate — [eks′tər pāt΄; ] also [ ek stʉr′pāt΄] vt. extirpated, extirpating [< L extirpatus, pp. of extirpare, exstirpare, to root out < ex , out + stirps, lower part of a tree, root < IE base * ster , stiff > STARE, STARVE, STARK] 1. to pull… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 extirpate — UK [ˈekstɜː(r)peɪt] / US [ˈekstɜrˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms extirpate : present tense I/you/we/they extirpate he/she/it extirpates present participle extirpating past tense extirpated past participle extirpated very formal to completely… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 extirpate — extirpation, n. extirpative, adj. extirpator, n. /ek steuhr payt , ik sterr payt/, v.t., extirpated, extirpating. 1. to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate. 2. to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up: to extirpate an… …

    Universalium

  • 10 extirpate — transitive verb ( pated; pating) Etymology: Latin exstirpatus, past participle of exstirpare, from ex + stirp , stirps trunk, root Date: 1535 1. a. to destroy completely ; wipe out b. to pull up by the root 2. to cut out by surgery Synonym …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 extirpate — verb /ˈɛkstɜːpeɪt,ˈɛkstɝːpeɪt/ a) To pull up by the roots; uproot. b) To destroy completely; to annihilate. Syn: extricate, uproot, deracinate, annihilate …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 extirpate — Synonyms and related words: abate, abolish, abscind, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, blot, bob, clip, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, deracinate, dock, eliminate, enucleate, eradicate, except, excise, exclude, exterminate, extinguish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 extirpate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. uproot, eradicate, destroy (see destruction). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. exterminate, annihilate, abolish, root out; see destroy 1 . See Synonym Study at exterminate . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 extirpate — ex|tir|pate [ˈekstə:peıt US ə:r ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: exstirpatus, past participle of exstirpare, from stirps root ] formal to completely destroy something that is unpleasant or unwanted …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 extirpate — ex|tir|pate [ ekstɜr,peıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to completely destroy or get rid of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 extirpate — ex·tir·pate || ekstɜːpeɪt v. destroy, eradicate; uproot …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 extirpate — [ ɛkstə:peɪt] verb destroy completely; eradicate. Derivatives extirpation noun extirpator noun Origin ME: from L. exstirpare, from ex out + stirps a stem …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 extirpate — v. a. Eradicate, uproot, exterminate, annihilate, destroy, abolish, root out …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 extirpate — verb (T) formal to completely destroy something that is unpleasant or unwanted extirpation noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 extirpate — v 1. obliterate, exterminate, expunge, eradicate, annihilate, discreate, abolish; blot out, strike out, stamp out, snuff out, crush out; devastate, destroy, demolish, ravage, desolate, ruin, Dial. ruinate, raze; efface, wipe out, do away with,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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