- Extirpation Ex`tir*pa"tion, n. [L. extirpatio, exstirpatio: cf. F. extirpation.] The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the heart, of a race of men, of heresy. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.