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Meaning of extirpate

ex•tir•pate

Pronunciation: (ek'stur-pāt", ik-stûr'pāt), [key]
— -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
  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 unwanted hair.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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