extirpate

extirpate [ EK-ster-peyt, ik-STUR-peyt ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to destroy or remove completely; exterminate
2. to pull up by; uproot
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The Pakistani army chief's decision to send troops to the Swat valley to extirpate the Taliban was well received both within and outside the country.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 President George W. Bush still favored the Israeli offensive to extirpate Hezbollah from Lebanon.

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