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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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