Extirpate vs Weed - What's the difference?

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Extirpate is a related term of weed.

As a verb extirpate

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

As a noun weed is

pasture or weed can be willow.




  • (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



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A plant.
  • # (label) Any plant growing in cultivated ground to the injury of the crop or desired vegetation, or to the disfigurement of the place; an unsightly, useless, or injurious plant.
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds . Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.}}
  • # (label) A species of plant considered harmful to the environment or regarded as a nuisance.
  • # Short for duckweed.
  • # Underbrush; low shrubs.
  • #* (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • one rushing forth out of the thickest weed
  • #* (1809-1892)
  • A wild and wanton pard/ Crouched fawning in the weed .
  • A drug or the like made from the leaves of a plant.
  • # Marijuana.
  • # Tobacco.
  • # A cigar.
  • A horse unfit to breed from.
  • A puny person; one who has with little physical strength.
  • A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed.
  • Something unprofitable or troublesome; anything useless.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * goutweed * hawkweed * horseweed * in the weeds * knapweed * knotweed * milkweed * pigweed * ragweed * tumbleweed
    See also
    * grow like a weed * weeds

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To remove unwanted vegetation from a cultivated area.
  • I weeded my flower bed.
    See also
    * weed out

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) , from which also wad, wadmal. Cognate to Dutch lijnwaad, gewaad, German Wat.


    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A garment or piece of clothing.
  • (archaic) Clothing collectively; clothes, dress.
  • * 1599 ,
  • DON PEDRO. Come, let us hence, and put on other weeds ;
    And then to Leonato's we will go.
    CLAUDIO. And Hymen now with luckier issue speed's,
    Than this for whom we rend'red up this woe!
  • * 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  • These two dignified persons were followed by their respective attendants, and at a more humble distance by their guide, whose figure had nothing more remarkable than it derived from the usual weeds of a pilgrim.
  • (archaic) An article of dress worn in token of grief; a mourning garment or badge.
  • He wore a weed on his hat.
  • (archaic) widow's weeds : female mourning apparel
  • * Milton
  • In a mourning weed , with ashes upon her head, and tears abundantly flowing.

    Etymology 4

    From the verb wee.


  • (wee)
  • References

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