Word of the day

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extirpate (verb) – 1. (a) To destroy totally; kill off.
(b) To render absent or nonexistent.
2. To pull up by the roots.
3. To remove by surgery.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Root up, root out,” 1530s, usually figurative, from Latin extirpatus/exstirpatus, past participle of extirpare/exstirpare “root out, eradicate, pull up by the roots”.