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extirpation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extirpation  \Ex`tir*pa"tion\,  n.  [L.  extirpatio,  exstirpatio: 
  cf  F.  extirpation.] 
  The  act  of  extirpating  or  rooting  out  or  the  state  of  being 
  extirpated;  eradication;  excision;  total  destruction;  as  the 
  extirpation  of  weeds  from  land,  of  evil  from  the  heart,  of  a 
  race  of  men,  of  heresy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extirpation 
  n  :  surgical  removal  of  a  body  part  or  tissue  [syn:  {ablation}, 
  {cutting  out},  {excision}] 




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