Definition of extirpate:
revoke, carry off, prohibit, set aside, repeal, liquidate, erase, annul, put an end to, kill, reverse, rub out, make, clear, terminate, end, exterminate, make an end of, snuff out, abate, kill off, wipe out, stamp out, blot out, root out, subvert, suppress, extinguish, deracinate, obliterate, nullify, study at exterminate, help, do away with, eradicate, abrogate, supplant, uproot, overthrow.
- destroy (part of speech: verb)
- seclude (part of speech: verb)
- "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
It meant to extirpate root and branch, from the Constitution the right of the South to count five slaves as three freemen, or five serfs as five freemen in the apportionment of representatives among the states.- "The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.)", Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké.
The conduct of Mr. Hastings, in assisting to extirpate, for a sum of money to be paid to the Company, the innocent nation of the Rohillas, had drawn upon him the censure of the Court of Directors, and the unanimous censure of the Court of Proprietors.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.