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Extirpate

To destroy or remove completely / To exterminate

Apr 9, 2013 18:34 IST

Extirpate: transitive verb 

Pronunciation: Ek-ster-peyt, ik-stur-peyt

Difficulty Level: High

Meaning: To destroy or remove completely / To exterminate

Usage/Example

1. The mobs intention to extirpate was pretty evident from their actions

2. The new government promised the people they would extirpate poverty if brought to power