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extirpate

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Definition to completely remove, eliminate, or destroy
  • The medication assists where surgery cannot completely extirpate a tumor.
extirpate = to completely remove, eliminate, or destroy
  • It takes more than laws to extirpate prejudice.
  • The disease nearly extirpated the tribe.
  • extirpate the worst abuses by empowering people to choose from competing providers
  • I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Should presently extirpate me and mine
    Shakespeare  --  Tempest
  • This King of Naples, being an enemy
    To me inveterate, hearkens my brother's suit;
    Which was, that he, in lieu o' the premises
    Of homage and I know not how much tribute,
    Should presently extirpate me and mine
    Out of the dukedom, and...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • extirpate = completely remove
  • Better to incorporate than struggle to extirpate?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The social compact would dissolve, and justice be extirpated the earth, or have only a casual existence were we callous to the touches of affection.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • The individuals extirpated, the tribe subsists.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • To found their new states it was necessary to extirpate or to subdue a numerous population, until civilization has been made to blush for their success.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • With the final "extirpation of delusion, desire, and hostility" (nirvana) the mind knows that it is not what it thought: thought goes.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And in the last place, where this might not be the case, they would be of long standing, would have taken deep root, and would not easily be extirpated.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • One can demolish a mass; bow can one extirpate ubiquity?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The brigands have never been really extirpated from the neighborhood of Rome.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • King Phoebus bids us straitly extirpate A fell pollution that infests the land, And no more harbor an inveterate sore.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • And, indeed, if it be the design of Providence to extirpate these savages in order to make room for cultivators of the earth, it seems not improbable that rum may be the appointed means.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Extirpation?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The whole race of Saxon princes and nobles had been extirpated or disinherited, with few or no exceptions; nor were the numbers great who possessed land in the country of their fathers, even as proprietors of the second, or of yet inferior classes.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe

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