Definitions

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  • adj. Of, relating to, or pertaining to an extirpation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of rooting out, or tending to root out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of or effecting extirpation.

Etymologies

extirpate +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is less invasive and more tissue sparing than extirpative techniques, with an assumed benefit of diminished postoperative pain.

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  • So, Japanese Christianity, having vanished in blood, was supposed to have no existence, thus furnishing Mr. Lecky with arguments to prove the extirpative power of persecution. [

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