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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (medicine)
a. to remove
Hay que extirpar la zona afectada rápidamente o la gangrena se extenderá.We have to remove the affected area or the gangrene will spread.
b. to remove surgically
A mi hermana le extirparon un riñón para donárselo a nuestro padre.My sister had a kidney removed surgically to donate it to our father.
c. to extract
El dentista me extirpó la muela de juicio después de que se había convertido impactada.The dentist extracted my wisdom tooth after it had become impacted.
2. (to root out)
a. to eradicate
Legalizar el consumo de drogas no es la solución para extirpar su tráfico.Legalizing the use of drugs isn't the solution to eradicate drug trafficking.
b. to stamp out
He contratado a un nutricionista para que me ayude a extirpar mis malos hábitos alimentarios.I hired a nutritionist to help me stamp out my bad eating habits.
c. to extirpate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Para conseguir la paz, hay que extirpar el mal del mundo.In order to bring about peace, we have to extirpate the evil from the world.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (tumor)
a. to remove
2. (muela)
a. to extract
3. (erradicar)
a. to eradicate, to stamp out
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transitive verb
1 [+problema, vicio] to eradicate; stamp out
2 (Med) to remove (surgically); take out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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