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Meaning of ERADICATE

Pronunciation:  i'radu`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  2. [v]  destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted"

ERADICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: annihilate, carry off, decimate, eliminate, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, uproot, wipe out
 See Also: destroy, destruct, kill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*rad"i*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eradicated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Eradicating}.] [L. eradicatus, p. p. of
eradicare to eradicate; e out + radix, radicis, root. See
1. To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree

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

         This, although now an old an inveterate evil, might
         be eradicated by vigorous treatment.  --Southey.

Syn: To extirpate; root out; exterminate; destroy;

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