ex·tir·pate /ˈɛkstɝˌpet/ 及物動詞
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.
v 1: destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges
of political democracy were soon uprooted" [syn: uproot,
2: pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has
spread all over the garden" [syn: uproot, deracinate,
3: surgically remove (an organ)