Extirpated vs Extirpate - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between extirpated and extirpate

is that extirpated is (extirpate) 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).




  • (extirpate)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a species) Locally extinct (though alive elsewhere).
  • extirpate



  • (obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps.
  • To pull up by the roots; uproot.
  • To destroy completely; to annihilate.
  • To surgically remove.
  • Synonyms

    * (to pull up by the roots) uproot, eradicate, extricate, deracinate * (to destroy completely) annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate * (to surgically remove) excise * See also