Extirpate vs Raze - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between extirpate and raze

is that extirpate is to surgically remove while raze is to scrape as if with a razor.

As verbs the difference between extirpate and raze

is that extirpate is (obsolete) to clear an area of roots and stumps while raze is to demolish; to level to the ground.

As a noun raze is

(rhizome of ginger).

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

    raze

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) raser

    Verb

    (raz)
  • To demolish; to level to the ground.
  • The word ‘laconic’ derives from Lakon (“person from Lakonia”) the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose inhabitants were famous for their brevity of speech. When threatened them with, “If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta,” the Spartans’ reply was, “If.”
  • To scrape as if with a razor.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (head)
  • (rhizome of ginger).
  • Anagrams

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