Definition for EX-TIR'PATE

EX-TIR'PATE, v.t. [L. extirpo; ex and stirps, root; It. estirpare.]

  1. To pull or pluck up by the roots; to root out; to eradicate; to destroy totally; as, to extirpate weeds or noxious plants from a field.
  2. To eradicate; to root out; to destroy wholly; as, to extirpate error or heresy; to extirpate a sect.
  3. In surgery, to cut out; to cut off; to eat out; to remove; as, to extirpate a wen.

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