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  • v. Present participle of extirpate.


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  • The transplantation in mass of the kidneys consisted of extirpating from a first animal both kidneys, their vessels and the corresponding segments of the aorta and vena cava, their nerves and nervous ganglia, their ureters and the corresponding part of the bladder; of placing this anatomic specimen in the abdominal cavity of a second animal whose normal kidneys had been previously resected and the aorta and vena cava cut transversely; and also of suturing the vascular segments between the ends of the aorta and vena cava, and of grafting the flap of the bladder on to the bladder of the host.

    Alexis Carrel - Nobel Lecture

  • Now young Nairne talked even of "extirpating" General Harrison whom the

    A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs The Story of a Hundred Years, 1761-1861

  • Then struck hard and brought down the regimes sheltering our enemies, set up strongmen, charged them with extirpating terrorists, and withdrawn from their midst to hover north of Riyadh in the network of bases the Saudis have built within striking distance of Baghdad and Damascus.

    9/11: Did the U.S. Overreact?

  • There is something impressively single-minded about Thesiger's keenness on extirpating the foreskin—only one among a number of much-needed doctoring skills he brought to a region short on medical help—and also something faintly creepy.

    Drawn to Harsh Places

  • The present orchestrated campaign against the GDR state security forces has more to do with extirpating any remaining "nostalgia" for the GDR and of the idea of an alternative to capitalism than it does with a desire to overcome the past.

    Letters: Germany is no example for ex-dictatorships

  • It would eradicate microscopic deposits of cancer left behind after surgery, thus extirpating any remnant reservoirs of malignancy in the body in early breast cancer—in essence, completing the Herculean cancer-cleansing task that Halsted had set for himself.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • He retained the notion of the en bloc removal of the organ from radical surgery, but stopped short of evacuating the entire pelvis or extirpating the urethra or the bladder.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Leonard Bertipaglia, perhaps the most influential surgeon of the fifteenth century, added his own admonishment: Those who pretend to cure cancer by incising, lifting, and extirpating it only transform a nonulcerous cancer into an ulcerous one. . .

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The healing strategies of native doctors mingled the sacred with the rational much more extensively than anything with which European authorities were comfortable; therefore, much of the interest in them was limited to recognizing and extirpating the idolatry in their practices.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Speaking out against the nomination, veteran campaigner and journalist Roz Kaveney said [Bindel] is advocating talking therapies for trans people in a way that almost entirely parallels the advocacy of talking therapies by the Christian right as a way of extirpating all LGBT people.

    Stonewall awards protest


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