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English verb: extirpate

1. extirpate (creation) destroy completely, as if down to the roots

SamplesThe vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted.
Root out corruption.

Synonymseradicate, exterminate, root out, uproot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

2. extirpate (contact) pull up by or as if by the roots

SamplesUproot the vine that has spread all over the garden.

Synonymsderacinate, root out, uproot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)stub

3. extirpate (change) surgically remove (an organ)

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Domain categorysurgery

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