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Definition of extirpate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

extirpate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈekstəpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstərpeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extirpate
BrE BrE//ˈekstəpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstərpeɪt//
 
he / she / it extirpates
BrE BrE//ˈekstəpeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstərpeɪts//
 
past simple extirpated
BrE BrE//ˈekstəpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstərpeɪtɪd//
 
past participle extirpated
BrE BrE//ˈekstəpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstərpeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form extirpating
BrE BrE//ˈekstəpeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekstərpeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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extirpate something (formal) to destroy or get rid of something that is bad or not wanted Word Origin late Middle English (as extirpation): from Latin exstirpare, from ex- ‘out’ + stirps ‘a stem’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: extirpate