• (RP) IPA: /ˈɛkstəpeɪt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɛkstɚpeɪt/

extirpate (extirpates, present participle extirpating; 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.
    Synonyms: uproot, eradicate, extricate, deracinate
  3. (transitive) To destroy completely; to annihilate.
    Synonyms: annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate, Thesaurus:destroy
    The cougar was extirpated across nearly all of its eastern North American range in the two centuries after European colonization.
  4. (transitive) To surgically remove.
    Synonyms: excise
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