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 for Extirpating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extirpate \Ex"tir*pate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Extirpated; p. pr. & vb. n. Extirpating.] [L. extirpatus,
     exstirpatus, p. p. of extirpare, exstirpare; ex out + strips
     stock, stem, root.]
     To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate,
     literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly; as, to
     extirpate weeds; to extirpate a tumor; to extirpate a sect;
     to extirpate error or heresy.
  
     Syn: To eradicate; root out; destroy; exterminate;
          annihilate; extinguish.
          [1913 Webster]

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