Definition of extirpation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

extirpation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌekstəˈpeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekstərˈpeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of destroying or getting rid of something that is bad or not wanted