what is difference between extirpate and uproot
From Latin exstirpō (“uproot”), from ex- (“out of”) + stirps (“the lower part of the trunk of a tree, including the roots; the stem, stalk”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstəpeɪt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɚpeɪt/
- Hyphenation: ex‧tir‧pate
extirpate (third-person singular simple present extirpates, present participle extirpating, simple past and past participle extirpated)
- (transitive, obsolete) To clear an area of roots and stumps.
- (transitive) To pull up by the roots; uproot.
- Synonyms: uproot, eradicate, extricate, deracinate
- (transitive) To destroy completely; to annihilate.
- Synonyms: annihilate, destroy, eradicate, exterminate; see also Thesaurus:destroy
- (transitive) To surgically remove.
- Synonym: excise
- extirpate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- extirpate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- second-person plural present active imperative of extirpō
From up- + root.
- IPA(key): /ʌpˈɹuːt/
- Rhymes: -uːt
uproot (third-person singular simple present uproots, present participle uprooting, simple past and past participle uprooted) (transitive)
- To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate.
- (by extension) To remove from a familiar circumstance, especially suddenly and unwillingly.
- (figuratively) To destroy utterly; to eradicate, exterminate.
- Synonym: benothing
- (to root up): deracinate, disroot
- See also Thesaurus:destroy
- root up