Extirpate vs Inextirpable - What's the difference?

extirpate | inextirpable |


As a verb extirpate

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

As an adjective inextirpable is

not capable of being extirpated or rooted out; ineradicable.

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

    inextirpable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not capable of being extirpated or rooted out; ineradicable.