Wipeout vs Extirpate - What's the difference?

wipeout | extirpate |


As a noun wipeout

is the action of the verb "wipe out".

As a verb extirpate is

(obsolete) to clear an area of roots and stumps.

wipeout

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The action of the verb "wipe out"
  • The skateboarder had a nasty wipeout as she came off the ramp.
    The wipeout of this industry could be catastrophic.

    extirpate

    English

    Verb

    (extirpat)
  • (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