verb (used with object), e·rad·i·cat·ed, e·rad·i·cat·ing.
Origin of eradicate
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|Justin Jones|April 7, 2014|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|DAILY BEAST
However both countries are committed to finishing the eradication.
The eradication campaign has inspired all sorts of paranoid theories, especially among less-educated Pakistanis.
He will have for what he pleads, through the eradication of disease.
And incalculably the more difficult and dangerous will be the task of its eradication.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
It is the regulation, not the eradication, of this appetite that is practical.An American Four-In-Hand in Britain|Andrew Carnegie
And it was to the eradication of Materialism that, from that moment, I dedicated myself.
Another preventive measure of great economic and sanitary importance is the eradication of tuberculosis in cattle.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
Striking at the principal existing evil, which was indifference, he aimed to show the only method for the eradication of them all.
Word Origin for eradicate
early 15c., from Latin eradicationem (nominative eradicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of eradicare "root out, extirpate, annihilate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + radix (genitive radicis) "root" (see radish).
early 15c., from Latin eradicatus, past participle of eradicare "to root out" (see eradication). Related: Eradicated; eradicating; eradicable.