As verbs the difference between extirpated and extirpate
is that extirpated
) while extirpate
is (obsolete) to clear an area of roots and stumps.
As an adjective extirpated
is (of a species) locally extinct (though alive elsewhere).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(of a species) Locally extinct (though alive elsewhere).
(obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps.
To pull up by the roots; uproot.
To destroy completely; to annihilate.
To surgically remove.
* (to pull up by the roots) uproot, eradicate, extricate, deracinate
* (to destroy completely) annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate
* (to surgically remove) excise
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