Part of speech: noun

The act of extirpating; total removal.

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Usage examples "extirpation":

  1. The most reliable means of treating tumors is by extirpation with cutting instruments. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. If justice be done, all necessity for the extirpation of any part of the people will at once be removed. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. First and most obvious is the total destruction of the fertility of Middle and Lower Egypt, the conversion of that part of the valley into a desert, and the extinction of its imperfect civilization, if not the absolute extirpation of its inhabitants. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.