Extant vs Extirpated - What's the difference?

extant | extirpated |

As adjectives the difference between extant and extirpated

is that extant is still in existence while extirpated is (of a species) locally extinct (though alive elsewhere).

As a verb extirpated is





  • Still in existence.
  • * 1661 , , The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • Currently existing; not having disappeared.
  • Still alive; not extinct.
  • Antonyms

    * (still alive) extinct




  • (extirpate)
  • Adjective

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