extirpate

[ ek-ster-peyt, ik-stur-peyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF extirpate
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Every attempt to subdue or extirpate them, has proved abortive.

Many causes have combined to extirpate the shy and spirited fish.

The duty to extirpate and destroy it is admitted even by our doctors of divinity.

I will extirpate that nest of vipersthat horde of remorseless banditti!

The gentry want to extirpate us by means of poison, we will extirpate them with fire and sword.

Spain had no intention to concede, but was resolved to extirpate.

We demoralize and we extirpate, but we never really civilize.

It had been often proposed to extirpate them and to colonise the country.

Fire, avalanches, famine, and disease all did their best to extirpate the brotherhood.

What will be a wholesome remedy to extirpate the pest of these witches.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, usually figurative, from Latin extirpatus/exstirpatus, past participle of extirpare/exstirpare (see extirpation). Related: Extirpated; extirpating.

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