extirpative

[ ek-ster-peyt, ik-stur-peyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF extirpative
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WORD ORIGIN

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

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