Definitions for eradicateɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•rad•i•cateɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt(v.t.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. to remove or destroy utterly:

    to eradicate smallpox.

  2. to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent.

  3. to pull up by the roots:

    to eradicate weeds.

Origin of eradicate:

1555–65; < L ērādīcātus, ptp. of ērādīcāre=ē-e - +-rādīcāre, der. of rādīxroot1

e•rad′i•ca`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

  2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate(verb)

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eradicate(verb)ɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt

    to get rid of sth unwanted

    a chance to eradicate the disease

Wiktionary

  1. eradicate(Verb)

    To pull up by the roots; to uproot.

  2. eradicate(Verb)

    To completely destroy; to put an end to; to extirpate.

  3. Origin: From eradicatus, past participle of eradico, from e- + radix. Also see: radish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eradicate(verb)

    to pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated

  2. Eradicate(verb)

    to root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors


Translations for eradicate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

eradicate(verb)

to get rid of completely

Smallpox has almost been eradicated.

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