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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How to use eradication in a sentence
The only disease ever successfully eradicated from the globe, smallpox, was wiped out with shots of a live virus.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine | David Rotman | September 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In a June 10 review article in Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, researchers describe evidence that suggests a dilute solution called povidone-iodine might safely eradicate SARS-CoV-2 in the nasal cavity and throat.Treatments that target the coronavirus in the nose might help prevent COVID-19 | Laura Sanders | September 14, 2020 | Science News
Fineberg says many of the vaccines that have attracted opposition in the past were for diseases that had been all but eradicated, leading to a sense of complacency, whereas the coronavirus is a near and present danger.Liberal, Educated … and Anti-Vaxxer: Pandemic Births New Vaccine Doubters | Charu Kasturi | August 25, 2020 | Ozy
At the same time, we’re carefully resisting the rush to eradicate traditional care models outright.COVID-19 has spurred rapid transformation in health care. Let’s make sure it stays that way | jakemeth | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
So we still had a deficit, but it was well under control, and now it’s been virtually eradicated.
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 | Justin Jones | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is calling for the eradication of Israel—subtly or overtly—potentially injurious?'Disappearing Palestine' Vancouver Bus Ads Rile Jewish Organizations | Mira Sucharov | August 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
However both countries are committed to finishing the eradication.
Drum makes the case that intense spending on lead eradication is far more effective than on other pursuits.
The eradication campaign has inspired all sorts of paranoid theories, especially among less-educated Pakistanis.
Christianity nowhere enjoins the eradication of passions and appetites, but the control of them.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
He remembered in that moment of crisis, the distressing propensity of his prisoner to the "eradication of garments."The Keepers of the King's Peace | Edgar Wallace
“I hope you are not deeply agitated over the eradication of womanliness,” Madeline remonstrated.Jewel Weed | Alice Ames Winter
That this vastly increases the difficulty of concerted action looking toward the eradication of crime, is apparent.Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies | Chas. G Mutzenberg
As "perfect love casteth out fear," so does the eradication of fear insure the wooing of perfect love.Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought | Horace Fletcher