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- (transitive, obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps.
- (transitive) To pull up by the roots; uproot.
- (transitive) To destroy completely; to annihilate.
- (transitive) To surgically remove.
- (to pull up by the roots): uproot, eradicate, extricate, deracinate
- (to destroy completely): annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate
- (to surgically remove): excise
- See also Wikisaurus:destroy
to pull up by the roots
to destroy completely
to surgically remove
- extirpate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- extirpate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911