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1. extirpate

verb. ['ˈɛkstɝˌpeɪt'] destroy completely, as if down to the roots.

Synonyms

  • uproot
  • destroy
  • root out
  • exterminate
  • destruct

Antonyms

  • back
  • hire
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • exstirpo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Extirpate

  • anticipate
  • constipate
  • dissipate
  • emancipate
  • syncopate

Example sentences of the word extirpate


1. Verb, base form
Be prepared to seek more specific treatment to extirpate the disease or parasite plaguing your aquarium.

Quotes containing the word extirpate


1. I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

2. extirpate

verb. ['ˈɛkstɝˌpeɪt'] surgically remove (an organ).

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • raise
  • assemble
  • repair
  • push

Etymology

  • exstirpo (Latin)

3. extirpate

verb. ['ˈɛkstɝˌpeɪt'] pull up by or as if by the roots.

Synonyms

  • root out
  • deracinate
  • displace
  • move
  • stub

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • stay in place
  • disengage

Etymology

  • exstirpo (Latin)
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