What does eradicate mean?

Definitions for eradicate
ɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪterad·i·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offverb

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

  2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminateverb

    destroy completely, as if down to the roots

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


  1. eradicateverb

    To pull up by the roots; to uproot.

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

  2. eradicateverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eradicateverb

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

  2. Eradicateverb

    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.]

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  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

Examples of eradicate in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

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

  2. Alvaro Jimenez:

    This is a historic decision that will eradicate a big threat facing farmers and communities in rural areas and change their daily reality, for demining operations to be completed by 2025, there needs to be an increase in the number of civilians and members of the armed forces involved in demining.

  3. Paula Radcliffe:

    We want to eradicate doping from our sport but we can never put any innocent athlete through what I had to go through this summer, ms Radcliffe should never have been forced to come out and defend herself against such insinuations.

  4. Lopez Obrador:

    We are going to eradicate that which not only causes material damages, it is not only what the nation loses by this illegal trade, this black market of fuel, but the risk, the danger, the loss of human lives.

  5. Yolanda Renee King:

    To show them how we can create a better world and we can eradicate the triple evils of racism, poverty and violence by embracing and standing for peace, justice and equity and to show them ways in which it has been done before.

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  • 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
  • నిర్మూలించేందుకుTelugu
  • ถอนราก, ทำลายให้สิ้น, ถอนรากถอนโคนThai
  • مٹاناUrdu
  • triệt hạ, xóa sạch, trừ tiệtVietnamese
  • 根除Chinese

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. tantamount
    • B. repugnant
    • C. irascible
    • D. valetudinarian

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