Eradicate meaning

ĭ-rădĭ-kāt
To tear up by the roots.
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To completely destroy; to put an end to; to extirpate.

Small pox was globally eradicated in 1980

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To get rid of; wipe out; destroy.
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To eradicate is defined as to completely destroy or wipe something out.

An example of to eradicate is what an exterminator does to the fleas in your house.

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To tear out by the roots; uproot.
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To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
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The definition of eradicate is to pull something out by the roots.

An example of to eradicate is to take out all the dandelions from a garden.

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To get rid of; eliminate.

Their goal was to eradicate poverty.

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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

  • From Latin eradicatus, past participle of ērādīcō (“uproot”), from e- (“out”) + radix (“root”). Also see: radish.

    From Wiktionary