What is another word for extirpation?

Pronunciation: [ɛkstəpˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Extirpation refers to the complete eradication or removal of something. However, there are several other words that can be used in place of extirpation, depending on the context. For instance, synonyms for extirpation include abolition, annihilation, demolition, eradication, extermination, and obliteration. Other related words that can be used as synonyms for extirpation include purge, removal, excision, and extraction. These words can be used to describe the process of eliminating something or getting rid of it completely. Whether describing the destruction of a disease, a weed or simply an idea, these words can be used interchangeably with extirpation.

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Usage examples for Extirpation

The awful mortality from famine and pestilence was regarded with a kind of chastened and reverential gratitude, as an unexpected interference of Providence for the extirpation of the hated race.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry
From their kinsmen in the northwest, Beric learned that a new propraetor had arrived to replace Suetonius, for it was reported that the wholesale severity of the latter was greatly disapproved of in Rome, so that his successor had come out with orders to pursue a milder policy, and to desist from the work of extirpation that Suetonius was carrying on.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty
And yet if I know my heart, it is not because I have gained a selfish solitary good; but because I live in an age when light begins to appear even in regions that have hitherto been thick darkness; and that I myself am so highly fortunate as to be able to contribute to the great the universal cause; the progress of truth, the extirpation of error, and the general perfection of mind!
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft

Famous quotes with Extirpation

  • I personally believed, at least in 1914 when predator control began, that there could not be too much horned game, and that the extirpation of predators was a reasonable price to pay for better big game hunting. Some of us have learned since the tragic error of such a view, and acknowledged our mistake. One must judge from the present volume that the Fish and Wildlife Service does not see any mistake.
    Aldo Leopold
  • To achieve the extirpation of Nazi tyranny there are no lengths of violence to which we will not go.
    Winston Churchill

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