eradicate

e|rad|i|cate [ıˈrædıkeıt] v [T]
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of eradicare 'to pull out by the root', from radix 'root']
to completely get rid of something such as a disease or a social problem
eradicate sth from sth
We can eradicate this disease from the world.
an attempt to eradicate inflation
This problem has now been completely eradicated.
>eradication [ıˌrædıˈkeıʃən] n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Eradicate — E*rad i*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eradicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eradicating}.] [L. eradicatus, p. p. of eradicare to eradicate; e out + radix, radicis, root. See {Radical}.] 1. To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eradicate — I verb abolish, annihilate, annul, black out, blot out, cause to cease, deal destruction, delete, demolish, deracinate, destroy, destroy thoroughly, displace, dispose of, dissolve, do away with, do away with completely, efface, eject, eliminate,… …   Law dictionary

  • eradicate — (v.) early 15c., from L. eradicatus, pp. of eradicare to root out (see ERADICATION (Cf. eradication)). Related: Eradicated; eradicating; eradicable …   Etymology dictionary

  • eradicate — uproot, deracinate, extirpate, Exterminate, wipe Analogous words: *abolish, annihilate, extinguish, abate: *destroy, demolish, raze: obliterate, efface, *erase, blot out Contrasted words: *set, fix, establish, settle: *implant, inculcate, instill …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eradicate — [v] destroy; remove abate, abolish, annihilate, blot out*, demolish, deracinate, do away with, efface, eliminate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, mow down*, obliterate, off*, purge, raze, root out*, rub out*,… …   New thesaurus

  • eradicate — ► VERB ▪ remove or destroy completely. DERIVATIVES eradication noun eradicator noun. ORIGIN Latin eradicare tear up by the roots , from radix root …   English terms dictionary

  • eradicate — [ē rad′i kāt΄, irad′ə kāt΄] vt. eradicated, eradicating [ME eradicaten < L eradicatus, pp. of eradicare, to root out < e , out + radix (gen. radicis), ROOT1] 1. to tear out by the roots; uproot 2. to get rid of; wipe out; destroy SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • eradicate — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, totally ▪ successfully VERB + ERADICATE ▪ try to ▪ help (to) …   Collocations dictionary

  • eradicate — UK [ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] / US [ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms eradicate : present tense I/you/we/they eradicate he/she/it eradicates present participle eradicating past tense eradicated past participle eradicated to get rid of something… …   English dictionary

  • eradicate — eradicant /i rad i keuhnt/, adj., n. eradication, n. eradicative, adj. eradicator, n. /i rad i kayt /, v.t., eradicated, eradicating. 1. to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world. 2. to erase by rubbing… …   Universalium

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