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Noun extirpation has 2 senses
  1. ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    --1 is a kind of operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
    --1 has particulars:
     adenoidectomy; adrenalectomy, suprarenalectomy; appendectomy, appendicectomy; cholecystectomy; clitoridectomy, female circumcision; embolectomy; endarterectomy; ennervation; hypophysectomy; hysterectomy; laminectomy; laryngectomy; lithotomy; lobectomy; lumpectomy; mastectomy; mastoidectomy; meniscectomy; nephrectomy; neurectomy; oophorectomy, ovariectomy; oophorosalpingectomy; ophthalmectomy; orchidectomy, orchiectomy; pancreatectomy; pneumonectomy; prostatectomy; salpingectomy; sigmoidectomy; splenectomy; stapedectomy; sympathectomy; thrombectomy; thyroidectomy; tonsillectomy; vasectomy; vulvectomy
    Derived form: verb extirpate3
  2. extirpation, excision, deracination - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
    --2 is a kind of pull, pulling
    Derived forms: verb extirpate1, verb extirpate2
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