Definition of Extirpation

1. Noun. Surgical removal of a body part or tissue.




2. Noun. The act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence.
Exact synonyms: Deracination, Excision
Generic synonyms: Pull, Pulling
Derivative terms: Deracinate, Extirpate, Extirpate

Definition of Extirpation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Extirpation

1. Noun. The act of extirpating or uprooting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extirpation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Extirpation

1. 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. Origin: L. Extirpatio, exstirpatio: cf. F. Extirpation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extirpation

extinguished
extinguisher
extinguishers
extinguishes
extinguisheth
extinguishing
extinguishment
extinguishments
extinguisht
extirp
extirpable
extirpate
extirpated
extirpates
extirpating
extirpation (current term)
extirpations
extirpative
extirpator
extirpators
extirpatory
extirped
extirper
extirpers
extirping
extirps
extispicies
extispicious
extispicy
extogenous

Literary usage of Extirpation

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"There were 309 cases of vaginal extirpation (87.7 per cent, ... There were 113 cases of igni-extirpation (in 47 of which Schuchardt'.s incision was ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1893)
"IN a paper, bearing the title of A Plea for the Early extirpation of Tumors, Dr. Gouley makes a succinct argument, based upon long experience, ..."

3. Organizations by James G. March, Herbert Alexander Simon (1878)
"extirpation OF THE KIDNEY. This operation was first performed by Simon, ... extirpation OF THE SPLEEN. The spleen lias been excised for traumatic causes, ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1893)
"As a result of these researches— it was demonstrated that, after the extirpation of the posterior portion of the brain, dogs lose the sense of sight. ..."

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