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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.