extirper

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

extirper (plural extirpers)

  1. (obsolete) An extirpator.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Verb[edit]

extirper

  1. to uproot, extirpate (pull [a plant and its roots] out of the ground)
  2. (medicine) to remove, take out (e.g. an organ)
  3. (figuratively) to weed out, get rid of, eradicate (e.g. a problem or characteristic)
  4. to pull out, take out, whip out (remove something from e.g. a holder, pocket, holster etc.)
  5. to drag out, hoist out, lug out (remove someone, with difficulty, from a place)
  6. (reflexive) to pull oneself out (of somewhere)
    Il s'extirpe du bar pour fumer une clope.
    He drags himself out of the bar to smoke a ciggy.
  7. (colloquial) to fish out, make someone cough up (obtain e.g. information from someone)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

extirper

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of extirpō