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Word: extirpate

Definition: root up; uproot; destroy completely


Sentences Containing 'extirpate'

Because the holy fathers could not extirpate the custom, they ordained that Christians should carry about candles in honor of the Blessed Virgin; and thus what was done before in the honor of Ceres is now done in honor of the Blessed Virgin.

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