expugnation

expugnation

(ˌɪkspʌɡˈneɪʃən)
n
(Military) obsolete the act of storming or taking by force
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what could this consciousness rise up to annihilate in fatal and glorious sunlight, by love bound together, the expugnation of all fire.
Since the expugnation of the Rhodian Isle, Methinks a thousand years are over-past, ...