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    extirpate

    extirpate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extirpate

    Definition
    (verb) destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    Example Sentence
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
    • root out corruption
    Definition
    (verb) pull up by or as if by the roots
    Synonyms : deracinate , root out , uproot
    Example Sentence
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden
    Definition
    (verb) surgically remove (an organ)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for extirpate

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Lord Rama destroyed Ravana by shooting a tir-teer(arrow) in his pate(belly)....

Extirpate~~~Exterminate or Extract

ExtirPate: (Extir+Pate) Extir:Extra & pate:stomach in hindi so extra stomach(belly) is not required, hence to be removed

e+xtir..stir..+pate...the COMPLETE DESTRUCTION of babri masjid STIRRED THE whole nation.....

he is expirpating the extra pate

extirpate -- to remove something unwanted extra + pate (stomach) extra pate is unwanted and needs to be extirpated.

extirpate = ex-tear-apart

Extirpate = Ex (cut) + tir (arrow) + pate (stomach); Cut the stomack by entering the arrow.

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