flaming_tyger (flaming_tyger) wrote in 1word1day,
flaming_tyger
flaming_tyger
1word1day

extirpate-verb [ek-ster-peyt, ik-stur-peyt]
1. to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate.
2. to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/extirpate

My English teacher extirpated every single original thought in my paper, saying it was weak and ineffectual.
Tags: e, verb
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Tuesday word: Bourgeois

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Bourgeois (noun, adjective) bour·geois [boor-zhwah, boor-zhwah; French boor-zhwa] noun plural bour·geois 1. a member of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments