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Definition of extirpate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

extirpate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɛkstərˌpeɪt//
 
extirpate something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extirpate
 
he / she / it extirpates
 
past simple extirpated
 
-ing form extirpating
 
 
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to destroy or get rid of something that is bad or not wanted
extirpation
 
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NAmE//ˌɛkstərˈpeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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