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English noun: extirpation

1. extirpation (act) surgical removal of a body part or tissue

Synonymsablation, cutting out, excision

Broader (hypernym)operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Narrower (hyponym)adenoidectomy, adrenalectomy, appendectomy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, clitoridectomy, embolectomy, endarterectomy, enervation, female circumcision, hypophysectomy, hysterectomy, laminectomy, laryngectomy, lithotomy, lobectomy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, meniscectomy, nephrectomy, neurectomy, oophorectomy, oophorosalpingectomy, ophthalmectomy, orchidectomy, orchiectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, septectomy, sigmoidectomy, splenectomy, stapedectomy, suprarenalectomy, sympathectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy, vulvectomy

2. extirpation (act) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

Synonymsderacination, excision

Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling

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