Extirpative

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Extirpative Capable of rooting out, or tending to root out.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • extirpative Of the nature of or effecting extirpation.
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Usage

In literature:

MRS. M. Now don't attempt to extirpate yourself from the matter; you know I have proof controvertible of it.
"Standard Selections" by Various
In the year 184-, a melancholy proof was afforded to the inhabitants of Rockland, that the brood which infested The Mountain was not extirpated.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860" by Various
Religious morality, to abolish and extirpate the maleficent act, appeals to its author, to man in his capacity of active agent.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
They may be operated on by means of incision or extirpation.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
It is a crime, the way in which they have been extirpated.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
Hundreds of the ablest judges were selected for the extirpation of this crime.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Referring to the doctrines of the revolutionary sects, Butzer urges the authorities to extirpate all those professing a false religion.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
They had, consequently, grown bold, and threatened to extirpate the English altogether.
"Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2" by J. Endell Tyler
The weeds had to be extirpated before the seeds of nobler flowers could be sown.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
It was nearly extirpated in these regions, but it is springing up again, owing to circumstances.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
They must be extirpated, root and branch.
"Exiled for the Faith" by W.H.G. Kingston
Fortunately, however, the cold soon extirpates them.
"Hudson Bay" by R.M. Ballantyne
He had extirpated a large part of the literature which might have survived as a source of dissent.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
These six kings reigned 198 years and 10 months, and all aimed at extirpating the Egyptians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
They were extirpated by the Iroquois.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
All mortal sins shall be punished and extirpated by those whose office it is so to do.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
As a good son of the Church I am bound to extirpate that most pernicious root of heresy from all German lands.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
Extirpation of the, 352.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
We are going to extirpate their species, and that is a very good deed.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
He desired an instrument to extirpate heretics.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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In poetry:

The spurious prince still seeks to extirpate
The seed of natures born imperial--
Like Herod, Caiaphas, Meletus, all
Who by bad acts sustain their stolen state.
"Sonnet XV." by Tommaso Campanella

In news:

The TDAP flap is dissected with the patient in the decubitus position, creating an additional step to change operative position, and separates extirpative and reconstructive stages.
A species of lizard is now extinct from the Hawaiian Islands , making it the latest native vertebrate species to become extirpated from this tropical archipelago.
A federally protected endangered species, sea otter s were extirpated off the Oregon coast in 1906 when the last one was confirmed killed.
A federally protected endangered species, sea otters were extirpated off the Oregon coast in 1906 when the last one was confirmed killed.
Once extirpated in large numbers from the Texas Plains, the often-maligned prairie dog has found an unlikely new home.
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