Definition of Eradicate

1. Verb. Kill in large numbers. "They want to eradicate the prisoners "; "The plague wiped out an entire population"




2. Verb. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots. "Root out corruption"
Exact synonyms: Exterminate, Extirpate, Root Out, Uproot
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Eradication, Eradicator, Extirpation, Uprooter

Definition of Eradicate

1. v. t. To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.

Definition of Eradicate

1. Verb. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To completely destroy; to put an end to; to extirpate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eradicate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Eradicate

1. 1. To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated. 2. To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors. "This, although now an old an inveterate evil, might be eradicated by vigorous treatment." (Southey) Synonym: To extirpate, root out, exterminate, destroy, annihilate. Origin: L. Eradicatus, p. P. Of eradicare to eradicate; e out + radix, radicis, root. See Radical. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Eradicate

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1. Counterfeit U. S. Currency Abroad: Issues and U. S. Deterrence Efforts by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"However, the Secret Service has provided classified briefings to Members of Congress on efforts to eradicate the ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"soil, is rich, but like it also, it is over- of the lords of the soil, to eradicate run with weeds. It should be the task of the natural protectors of the ..."

3. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society by American Fisheries Society (1912)
"GOITRE AMONG TROUT, AND EFFORTS TO eradicate IT BY WE MEEHAN About the middle of February, 1908, the advanced trout fry in the hatchery at Spruce Creek, ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1808)
"... including an Account of his Life, Persecution, Writings, and Opinions ; being designed to eradicate Bigotry and ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1853)
"... to exert a powerful influence against political wrongs, and eradicate institutions that have grown old in oppression ; to extend the holy truths of ..."

6. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1821)
"... and nothing short of a miraculous demonstration will so completely eradicate a false or an aggravated charge, as to leave no traces of it behind in the ..."

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