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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·tir·pate /ˈɛkstɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·tir·pate /ˈɛkstɝˌpet/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tir·pate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extirpated p. pr. & vb. n. Extirpating ]  To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly; as, to extirpate weeds; to extirpate a tumor; to extirpate a sect; to extirpate error or heresy.
 Syn: -- To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate; annihilate; extinguish.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges
           of political democracy were soon uprooted" [syn: uproot,
            eradicate, exterminate]
      2: pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has
         spread all over the garden" [syn: uproot, deracinate,
         root out]
      3: surgically remove (an organ)