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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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