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extirpate

[′ek·stər‚pāt]
(biology)
To uproot, destroy, make extinct, or exterminate.
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The Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan said that sacrifices offered by the Pakistan Army and security forces in extirpating terrorism from the tribal belt was a bright chapter in the history of the country.
Compounding weak leadership with poor judgment, the Obama Administration responded to the regime's chemical attacks on civilians in August by negotiating on the symptom rather than extirpating the cause.
The laying a country desolate with fire and sword, declaring war against the natural rights of all mankind, and extirpating the defenders thereof from the face of the earth, is the concern of every man to whom nature hath given the power of feeling.