Extirpation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌekstəˈpeɪʃən|
Brit.  |ˌekstəˈpeɪʃən|

noun

- surgical removal of a body part or tissue (syn: ablation, excision)
- the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence (syn: deracination, excision)

Examples

...the triumph of modern medicine in extirpating certain diseases...

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