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eradicate

[ ih-rad-i-keyt ]
/ 瑟藞r忙d 瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路rad路i路cat路ed, e路rad路i路cat路ing.
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.
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Origin of eradicate

First recorded in 1555鈥65; from Latin 膿r膩d墨c膩tus 鈥渞ooted out鈥 (past participle of 膿r膩d墨c膩re ), equivalent to 膿- e-1 + r膩d墨c- (stem of r膩d墨x ) root1 + -膩tus -ate1

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1. See abolish.

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British Dictionary definitions for eradicate

eradicate
/ (瑟藞r忙d瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to obliterate; stamp out
to pull or tear up by the roots

Derived forms of eradicate

Word Origin for eradicate

C16: from Latin 膿r膩d墨c膩re to uproot, from ex- 1 + r膩d墨x root
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