extirpation


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ex·tir·pate

 (ĕk′stər-pāt′)
tr.v. ex·tir·pat·ed, ex·tir·pat·ing, ex·tir·pates
1.
a. To destroy totally; kill off: an effort to reintroduce wildlife that had been extirpated from the region.
b. To render absent or nonexistent: "No society ... is devoid of ... religion, even those ... which have made deliberate attempts to extirpate it" (Roy A. Rappaport). See Synonyms at eliminate.
2. To pull up by the roots.
3. To remove by surgery.

[Latin exstirpāre, exstirpāt- : ex-, ex- + stirps, root.]

ex′tir·pa′tion n.
ex′tir·pa′tive adj.
ex′tir·pa′tor n.

extirpation

1. the process of extirpating or destroying totally, as by tearing up the roots.
2. the condition of being totally destroyed.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extirpation - surgical removal of a body part or tissueextirpation - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
adenoidectomy - surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy
adrenalectomy, suprarenalectomy - surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands
appendectomy, appendicectomy - surgical removal of the vermiform appendix
cholecystectomy - surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
clitoridectomy, female circumcision - excision of the clitoris
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
embolectomy - surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
endarterectomy - surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
enervation - surgical removal of a nerve
hypophysectomy - surgical removal of the pituitary gland
hysterectomy - surgical removal of the uterus
laminectomy - surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
laryngectomy - surgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)
lithotomy - surgical removal of a stone (calculus)
lobectomy - surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (as the lung or brain)
lumpectomy - surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer
mastectomy - surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
mastoidectomy - surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process
meniscectomy - surgical removal of the meniscus of the knee
nephrectomy - surgical removal of a kidney
neurectomy - surgical removal of all or part of a nerve
oophorectomy, ovariectomy - surgical removal of one of both ovaries
oophorosalpingectomy - surgical removal of one or both ovaries and the corresponding Fallopian tubes
ophthalmectomy - surgical removal of an eye
orchidectomy, orchiectomy - surgical removal of one or both testicles
pancreatectomy - surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas
pneumonectomy - surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)
prostatectomy - surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland
salpingectomy - surgical removal of one or both Fallopian tubes
septectomy - surgical removal of all or part of a septum (especially the nasal septum or atrial septum)
sigmoidectomy - surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)
splenectomy - surgical removal of the spleen
stapedectomy - surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear
sympathectomy - surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system
thrombectomy - surgical removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel
thyroidectomy - surgical removal of the thyroid gland
tonsillectomy - surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy
vasectomy - surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible
vulvectomy - surgical removal of part or all of the vulva
2.extirpation - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

extirpation

noun
Translations

extirpation

[ˌekstəˈpeɪʃən] Nextirpación f

extirpation

n (lit, fig)Ausrottung f

ex·tir·pa·tion

n. extirpación, ablación de una parte u órgano.
References in classic literature ?
Also, as Machiavel noteth well, when princes, that ought to be common parents, make themselves as a party, and lean to a side, it is as a boat, that is overthrown by uneven weight on the one side; as was well seen, in the time of Henry the Third of France; for first, himself entered league for the extirpation of the Protestants; and presently after, the same league was turned upon himself.
For LeConte, humans were mixtures of high and low instincts: "True virtue consists, not in the extirpation of the lower, but in its subjection to the higher." What was true for individuals was also true for society, with lower classes balanced and controlled by upper classes.
In his lengthy and exciting Vita ( Autobiography, 1804), he analyzed and exalted himself as a poet dedicated to the extirpation of all forms of political and intellectual bondage.
Both plants are listed provincially as endangered or facing possible extirpation.
From that moment, extirpation became a widely used method for treating pulpitis.
Other management options include topical tretinoin, dermabrasion, needle microincision and extirpation, and resurfacing using YAG laser or C[O.sub.2] laser [2,16,17,25-27].
Under general anaesthesia and retrobulbar nerve block, extirpation of right eye and superficial lamella keratectomy of left eye for removal of dermoids were conducted.
Endodontic access was begun 10 minutes after solution deposition, success (anesthetic efficacy) was defined as none or mild pain (Visual Analogue Scale recordings) on endodontic access preparation or pulp extirpation.
Additionally, this strategy is intended to minimize the likelihood of extirpation of individual populations within each BPG by natural perturbations (ranging from droughts and wildfires to climatic changes), and allow the natural dispersal of fishes between watersheds.
Successful treatment of this tumor requires preoperative chemotherapy followed by complete surgical extirpation of residual disease and postoperative chemotherapy as needed.
Most of his discussions are up-to-date, including the extinction of megafauna on some Near Oceanic islands, the presence of Polynesian chickens in South America and the widespread extirpation, and often extinction, of many bird species.
And if you don't know the location and altitude of strikes and what species are causing problems, any extirpation attempt becomes absurd and a waste of money," he added.