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Definition 1: surgically remove (an organ) - [verb of change]

(extirpate is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(extirpate belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

"he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

Definition 2: pull up by or as if by the roots - [verb of contact]

Samples where extirpate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

Synonyms for extirpate in the sense of this definition

(extirpate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of extirpate ) pull up (weeds) by their roots

Definition 3: destroy completely, as if down to the roots - [verb of creation]

Samples where extirpate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
  • root out corruption

Synonyms for extirpate in the sense of this definition

(extirpate is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

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