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- adj. extirpative
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- adj. Extirpative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Extirpating or serving to extirpate, root out, or destroy.
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Thus the conservative surgeon and the radical or extirpatory surgeon may both be right as far as the ultimate cure is concerned; so that their consciences do not help them out of their differences.