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  • n. Plural form of extirpation.

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Examples

  • And authentic looniness looms when Remy and Beth (Alice Braga), the extensively transplanted and retrofitted girl he is trying to save, perform grisly extirpations on one another.

    'Greenberg': Losers' Winning Love Story

  • There was no stripping of nodes, no cracking or excavation of clavicles, no extirpations that stretched into six or eight hours.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Women wrote to their surgeons in admiration and awe, begging them not to spare their surgical extirpations, as if surgery were an anagogical ritual that would simultaneously rid them of cancer and uplift them into health.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Changes being made to ecosystems are increasing the likelihood of “surprises” in the future, such as pest and disease breakouts, catastrophic floods, or species extirpations.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Opportunities and Challenges for Business and Industry~ What We Know

  • This forum would be a whole lot less amusing without your first-world, liberal-conscience, guilt-inducing extirpations!

    What we can get in Mexico

  • The likely extirpations and extinctions will also be occurring within a couple hundred miles of all of our back yards.

    Firedoglake » Easter Sunday Talking Head Thread

  • Rhine, and even as far as the south of France, where they came to undergo various extirpations, incisions, and amputations, necessitated by the physical disorder so often inseparable from profound gangraene.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

  • "And it's obviously important, as chytrid is one one of the most devastating wildlife diseases with the largest host range of any, and responsible for dozens of species extinctions and many more extirpations of local populations."

    BBC News - Home

  • The rapid spread of the disease - about 19 miles (30 kilometers) per year in the Central American highlands - has led to species extinctions and extirpations (the local extinction of a species).

    Livescience.com

  • Invasions of garlic mustard are causing local extirpations of the toothworts, and chemicals in garlic mustard appear to be toxic to the eggs of the butterfly, as evidenced by their failure to hatch when laid on garlic mustard plants.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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