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. [1913 Webster]

2. To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors. [1913 Webster]

This, although now an old an inveterate evil, might be eradicated by vigorous treatment. --Southey.

Syn: To extirpate; root out; exterminate; destroy; annihilate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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