[ih-rad-i-keyt] /ɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), eradicated, eradicating.
to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate:
to eradicate smallpox throughout the world.
to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent:
to eradicate a spot.
to pull up by the roots:
to eradicate weeds.
to obliterate; stamp out
to pull or tear up by the roots
early 15c., from Latin eradicationem (nominative eradicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of eradicare “root out, extirpate, annihilate,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + radix (genitive radicis) “root” (see radish).
early 15c., from Latin eradicatus, past participle of eradicare “to root out” (see eradication). Related: Eradicated; eradicating; eradicable.
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