March 10 - March 16, 2008

extirpate

 v. tr. 1 kill all the members of (a race, nation, etc.) or make (a species) extinct locally, but not globally. 2 do away with as such (a specified category or grouping of people). 3 root out or destroy completely (a vice or other immaterial thing). extirpation n. extirpator n. [Latin exstirpare exstirpat (as ex stirps stem)]

Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
 

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