Extirpate vs Tweeze - What's the difference?

extirpate | tweeze |


As verbs the difference between extirpate and tweeze

is that extirpate is (obsolete) to clear an area of roots and stumps while tweeze is to use tweezers to pluck something.

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

    tweeze

    English

    Verb

    (tweez)
  • To use tweezers to pluck something.