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ex-stirpo (ext- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to pluck up by the stem or root, to root out, extirpate.
I. Lit. (only post-Aug.): “arbores,Curt. 7, 8, 7; cf. “lucos,id. 7, 5, 17; and: “silva exstirpata procellis,Prud. Hamart. 241: “pilos de corpore toto,Mart. 6, 56, 3.— Transf.: “silvestris ager decrescente luna utilissime exstirpatur,is cleared from stubble, Col. 11, 2, 52: “agros arboribus atque virgultis,Pall. Jul. 1, 1.—
II. Trop., to root out, eradicate, extirpate (class.): “vitia et funditus tollere,Cic. Fat 5, 11: “ex animo humanitatem,id. Lael. 13, 48: “perturbationes,id. Tusc. 4, 19, 43: nomina inimica libertati, Sen. de Ira, 1, 16 med.: “virtutem Israël,Vulg. 1 Macc. 3, 35.
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