Definitions

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  • n. someone or something that extirpates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who extirpates or roots out; a destroyer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who extirpates or roots out; a destroyer.

Etymologies

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extirpate +‎ -or

Examples

  • He sends him six choice Ispahan melons, such as are not to be found every day, and requests him, as he values his beard, to give him an unlimited permission to drink wine; for the doctors assure him if he does not take it in abundance, he will not have long to be the scourge and extirpator of the enemies of the true faith.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • These were cut, as if with a punch, by means of the teeth of the extirpator.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885

  • Sepulveda has accumulated, set forth, and coloured with misguided zeal in the royal service, that no honest Christian would be surprised should we wish to combat him, not only with lengthy argument, but likewise as a mortal enemy of Christendom, an abettor of cruel tyrants, extirpator of the human race, and disseminator of fatal blindness throughout this realm of Spain.

    Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings

  • Ceaselessly the Popes persecuted them, and when at last in Sigismund of Hungary an ardent extirpator visited the land there came about a terrible result, which has made Bosnia so different from other Serbian territories.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

  • A bloody supporter of Cromwell, the murderer of the Bishop of Ross, and extirpator of the native Irish, he had the wit to turn with the times, and under Charles II to exchange the rusty broadsword of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Though through the favor of the Yodo sh [= o] guns it recovered lands and wealth, girded itself anew as the spy, persecutor and professed extirpator of

    The Religions of Japan From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

  • And even one quite ignorant of Japanese ideographs can nearly always distinguish at a glance the formula of the great Nichiren sect from the peculiar appearance of the column of characters composing it, all bristling with long sharp points and banneret zigzags, like an army; the famous text Namu-myo-ho-ren-gekyo inscribed of old upon the flag of the great captain Kato Kiyomasa, the extirpator of Spanish Christianity, the glorious vir ter execrandus of the Jesuits.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • The third from the second by Râma, the extirpator of the heroes and royal races (great rising of the people).

    Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. Essays on Literature, Biography, and Antiquities

  • Mr. Newman says, that undue credit has been claimed for Christianity as the foe and extirpator of slavery.

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic

  • It had taken too deep root -- had spread its fibres into a region too rank and stimulating not to baffle any ordinary diligence on the part of the extirpator, even if he had been industrious and sincere.

    Confession, or, the Blind Heart; a Domestic Story

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