An example of to eradicate is what an exterminator does to the fleas in your house.
An example of to eradicate is to take out all the dandelions from a garden.
Their goal was to eradicate poverty.
Origin of eradicate
- Middle English eradicaten from Latin ērādīcāre ērādīcāt- ē-, ex- ex- rādīx rādīc- root wrād- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition