Eradication
Eradication E*rad`i*ca"tion, n. [L. eradicatio: cf. F. ['e]radication.] 1. The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being plucked up by the roots. [1913 Webster]


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  • éradication — [ eradikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1370; lat. eradicatio « action de déraciner » 1 ♦ Méd. Action d arracher, d extirper. ⇒ arrachement. Éradication des polypes de l utérus. 2 ♦ Cour. Fig. Suppression totale (d une maladie endémique; d une espèce animale… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Eradication — is the elimination or destruction of a thing or group.Eradication may also refer to: *Genocide, the deliberate, systematic destruction of an ethnic, religious or national group of people *Eradication of infectious diseases, a public health effort …   Wikipedia

  • Eradication — (v. lat.), Entwurzelung, Ausrottung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Eradication — Eradication, lat. deutsch, Entwurzelung; eradiciren, entwurzeln …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • eradication — index abolition, cancellation, catastrophe, destruction, dissolution (termination), evulsion, prohibition …   Law dictionary

  • eradication — early 15c., from L. eradicationem, noun of action from eradicare root out, extirpate, annihilate, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + radix (gen. radicis) root (see RADISH (Cf. radish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • éradication — (é ra di ka sion) s. f. Action de déraciner, d extirper.    Fig. •   Ce qui était leur crime en France [des religieuses de Port Royal], digne d éradication et des dernières peines personnelles, parut fort innocent à Rome, SAINT SIMON 250, 83.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • eradication — 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

  • eradication — noun see eradicate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ÉRADICATION — s. f. T. didactique. Action de déraciner, d arracher quelque chose par la racine …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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