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eradication

[ ih-rad-i-key-shuhn ]
/ ɪˌræd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the complete removal, destruction, or erasure of something: While I don't expect the eradication of poverty, I think that these social programs will have some positive impact.Permanent eradication of an invasive species is time-consuming and often expensive.
the act or process of pulling or digging up a plant by the roots: Two other cocaine-producing nations have avoided use of chemical herbicides on coca crops, preferring manual eradication instead.

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