What does eradicate mean?

Definitions for eradicateɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eradicate.

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"

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eradicate

    e-rad′i-kāt, v.t. to pull up by the roots: to destroy.—adj. Erad′icable, that may be eradicated.—p.adj. Erad′icāted, rooted up: (her.) said of a tree, or part of a tree, torn up by the roots.—n. Eradicā′tion, the act of eradicating: state of being eradicated.—adj. Erad′icātive, serving to eradicate or drive thoroughly away.—n. Erad′icātor. [L. eradicāre, to root out—e, out, radix, radicis, a root.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eradicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eradicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lot Chakonza:

    This world shall not be at peace, unless we eradicate jealous first.

  2. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat:

    We must eradicate this behavior and bring those responsible to justice.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    The fastest and cheapest way to eradicate poverty is not by giving food, but by giving hope, love, and education.

  4. Crystal Moten:

    The idea of calling it racial bias lessens the blow, do you want to lessen the blow or do you want to eradicate racism? I want to eradicate racism.

  5. Charlotte Bronte:

    Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.

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Translations for eradicate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изкоренявам, унищожавамBulgarian
  • auslöschen, ausrotten, ausmerzenGerman
  • ξεριζώνω, εξαλείφωGreek
  • ekstermi, elradikigiEsperanto
  • نابود کردن, ریشه‌کن کردن, از بین بردنPersian
  • juuria, tuhota, hävittääFinnish
  • éradiquerFrench
  • חיסלHebrew
  • 根刮ぎ, 根, 根絶Japanese
  • whakamōtī, haepapa, hoepapaMāori
  • ontwortelenDutch
  • wykorzenić, wytępićPolish
  • erradicar, exterminar, desenraizarPortuguese
  • выкорчёвывать, уничтожить, искоренять, искоренить, истреблять, истребить, выкорчевать, уничтожатьRussian
  • iskorenitiSerbo-Croatian
  • dra upp, tillintetgöra, utrotaSwedish
  • ถอนราก, ทำลายให้สิ้น, ถอนรากถอนโคนThai
  • triệt hạ, xóa sạch, trừ tiệtVietnamese

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