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extirpation (countable and uncountable, plural extirpations)

  1. The act of extirpating or uprooting.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
      it aims at the correction of our manners, and extirpation of our vices

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