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eradicate

[ih-rad-i-keyt]
verb (used with object), eradicated, eradicating.
1.
to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world.
2.
to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent: to eradicate a spot.
3.
to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin ērādīcātus rooted out (past participle of ērādīcāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + rādīc- (stem of rādīx) root1 + -ātus -ate1

eradicant [ih-rad-i-kuhnt] , adjective, noun
eradication, noun
eradicative, adjective
eradicator, noun
noneradicative, adjective
uneradicated, adjective
uneradicative, adjective


1. obliterate, uproot, exterminate, annihilate. See abolish.
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eradicate (ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to obliterate; stamp out
2.  to pull or tear up by the roots
 
[C16: from Latin ērādīcāre to uproot, from ex-1 + rādīx root]
 
e'radicable
 
adj
 
e'radicably
 
adv
 
eradi'cation
 
n
 
e'radicative
 
adj
 
e'radicator
 
n

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eradicate
mid-16c., from L. eradicat-, pp. stem of eradicare (see eradication). Related: Eradicated; eradicating.
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