- to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world.
- to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent: to eradicate a spot.
- to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.
Origin of eradicate
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Examples from the Web for eradication
Simply put, their eradication could have a major effect on the global span of life far beyond the marine habitat.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea
April 7, 2014
Is calling for the eradication of Israel—subtly or overtly—potentially injurious?'Disappearing Palestine' Vancouver Bus Ads Rile Jewish Organizations
August 29, 2013
However both countries are committed to finishing the eradication.Bill Gates Will Not Give You A Million Dollars
Sam Schlinkert, Brian Ries
February 11, 2013
The eradication campaign has inspired all sorts of paranoid theories, especially among less-educated Pakistanis.Pakistan: Mullahs and Militants Keep Polio Alive
December 19, 2012
He will have for what he pleads, through the eradication of disease.Facebook Post By Chardon Ohio High School Shooting Suspect T.J. Lane
February 27, 2012
Where the disease is most deeply seated, there it will be slowest in eradication.
The hour of the eradication of the evil is advancing, it must come.
If it is allowed to remain it festers; nothing short of eradication will suffice.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
He made a special study of birds in relation to the eradication of grubs.Makers of Modern Agriculture
It is the regulation, not the eradication, of this appetite that is practical.An American Four-In-Hand in Britain
- to obliterate; stamp out
- to pull or tear up by the roots
Word Origin and History for eradication
early 15c., from Latin eradicatus, past participle of eradicare "to root out" (see eradication). Related: Eradicated; eradicating; eradicable.