Definition of eradicate
From Latin eradicatus, past participle of ērādīcō ("uproot"), from e- ("out") + radix ("root").
to eradicate (third-person singular simple present eradicates, present participle eradicating, simple past and past participle eradicated)
- (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
- (transitive) To completely destroy; to put an end to; to extirpate.
- (to pull up by the roots): root up, uproot
- (to completely destroy): exterminate, extirpate
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