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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eradication, obliterationnoun

    the complete destruction of every trace of something


  1. eradicationnoun

    The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction.

  2. eradicationnoun

    The state of being plucked up by the roots.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eradicationnoun

    Etymology: from eradicate.

    They affirm the roots of mandrakes give a shriek upon eradication, which is false below confutation. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Err.


  1. eradication

    Eradication refers to the act of completely eliminating or destroying something, often referring to harmful or undesirable conditions, organisms, or circumstances. It represents the highest measure of disease control, aiming at permanently reducing to zero the worldwide occurrence of an infection or disease.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eradicationnoun

    the act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction

  2. Eradicationnoun

    the state of being plucked up by the roots

  3. Etymology: [L. eradicatio: cf. F. radication.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eradication in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eradication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of eradication in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    When I talk about the pandemic I put it into five phases. The truly pandemic phase where the whole world is really very negatively impacted – as we are right now. Then there's the deceleration of the pandemic. Then there's control. There's elimination and eradication.

  2. Martin Sikora:

    The last 40 to 50 years have been exceptionally quiet for us, because we've had such tremendous progress in medical research, the combination of vaccines and antibiotics, the eradication of smallpox gives us hope for the current situation.

  3. Hanif Danishyar:

    We have our organized plan for eradication in Kandahar province, yes, there has been cultivation in Zhari district but we will eradicate the fields.

  4. Pedro Alonso:

    With the tools that we have today, it is most unlikely that eradication could be achieved, we need to focus on getting back on track.

  5. Hamid Jafari:

    We need at least three years of no wild polio virus circulation and good surveillance for the Global Commission (for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication) to certify eradication of wild polio virus, we haven't seen type 3 wildtype in over three years. Hopefully very soon we will stop seeing wildtype type 1.

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