Ex`tir*pa"tion (?), n. [L. extirpatio, exstirpatio: cf. F. extirpation.]
The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the heart, of a race of men, of heresy.
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