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Definition of "extirpation" [ex•tir•pa•tion]

  • The act of extirpating or uprooting. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "extirpation" in a sentence
  • "Could definitely get by without them ... but their extirpation is not likely to happen."
  • "Ideology tends to reject all of these, and ideology that has turned into Identity must go beyond rejection and necessarily engage in extirpation."
  • "Code, on these terms, seems not only like a politicized attempt to reverse the ideologies and political organizations of the present, but also like a fundamental misunderstanding of the logic of secularization itself, which (as Fish says) demands acts of "extirpation" in order to avoid ideological"