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eradicate

Definition of eradicate

Etymology

    From Latin eradicatus, past participle of ērādīcō ("uproot"), from e- ("out") + radix ("root").

Pronunciation

Verb

to eradicate (third-person singular simple present eradicates, present participle eradicating, simple past and past participle eradicated)

  1. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
  2. (transitive) To completely destroy; to put an end to; to extirpate.

Synonyms

  • (to pull up by the roots): root up, uproot
  • (to completely destroy): exterminate, extirpate

Related terms

  • eradicable
  • eradication
  • eradicative

References:

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