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e·rad·i·cate

 (ĭ-răd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. e·rad·i·cat·ed, e·rad·i·cat·ing, e·rad·i·cates
1. To tear up by the roots: "They loosened the soil and eradicated the weeds" (James Macauley).
2. To get rid of; eliminate: Their goal was to eradicate poverty. See Synonyms at eliminate.

[Middle English eradicaten, from Latin ērādīcāre, ērādīcāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + rādīx, rādīc-, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

e·rad′i·ca·ble (-kə-bəl) adj.
e·rad′i·ca′tion n.
e·rad′i·ca′tive adj.
e·rad′i·ca′tor n.

eradicate

(ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to obliterate; stamp out
2. to pull or tear up by the roots
[C16: from Latin ērādīcāre to uproot, from ex-1 + rādīx root]
eˈradicable adj
eˈradicably adv
eˌradiˈcation n
eˈradicative adj
eˈradiˌcator n

e•rad•i•cate

(ɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to remove or destroy utterly: to eradicate smallpox.
2. to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent.
3. to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.
[1555–65; < Latin ērādīcātus, past participle of ērādīcāre=ē- e- + -rādīcāre, derivative of rādīx root1]
e•rad′i•ca•ble, adj.
e•rad′i•cant (-kənt) adj., n.
e•rad`i•ca′tion, n.
e•rad′i•ca`tive, adj.
e•rad′i•ca`tor, n.

eradicate


Past participle: eradicated
Gerund: eradicating

Imperative
eradicate
eradicate
Present
I eradicate
you eradicate
he/she/it eradicates
we eradicate
you eradicate
they eradicate
Preterite
I eradicated
you eradicated
he/she/it eradicated
we eradicated
you eradicated
they eradicated
Present Continuous
I am eradicating
you are eradicating
he/she/it is eradicating
we are eradicating
you are eradicating
they are eradicating
Present Perfect
I have eradicated
you have eradicated
he/she/it has eradicated
we have eradicated
you have eradicated
they have eradicated
Past Continuous
I was eradicating
you were eradicating
he/she/it was eradicating
we were eradicating
you were eradicating
they were eradicating
Past Perfect
I had eradicated
you had eradicated
he/she/it had eradicated
we had eradicated
you had eradicated
they had eradicated
Future
I will eradicate
you will eradicate
he/she/it will eradicate
we will eradicate
you will eradicate
they will eradicate
Future Perfect
I will have eradicated
you will have eradicated
he/she/it will have eradicated
we will have eradicated
you will have eradicated
they will have eradicated
Future Continuous
I will be eradicating
you will be eradicating
he/she/it will be eradicating
we will be eradicating
you will be eradicating
they will be eradicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eradicating
you have been eradicating
he/she/it has been eradicating
we have been eradicating
you have been eradicating
they have been eradicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eradicating
you will have been eradicating
he/she/it will have been eradicating
we will have been eradicating
you will have been eradicating
they will have been eradicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eradicating
you had been eradicating
he/she/it had been eradicating
we had been eradicating
you had been eradicating
they had been eradicating
Conditional
I would eradicate
you would eradicate
he/she/it would eradicate
we would eradicate
you would eradicate
they would eradicate
Past Conditional
I would have eradicated
you would have eradicated
he/she/it would have eradicated
we would have eradicated
you would have eradicated
they would have eradicated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.eradicate - kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.eradicate - destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"

eradicate

verb wipe out, eliminate, remove, destroy, get rid of, abolish, erase, excise, extinguish, stamp out, obliterate, uproot, weed out, annihilate, put paid to, root out, efface, exterminate, expunge, extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth battling to eradicate illnesses such as malaria and tetanus

eradicate

verb
2. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution:
Translations
يَسْتَأصِل، يَجْتَثُّ، يَتَخَلَّص من
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kipusztít
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kökünü kazımakyok etmek

eradicate

[ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] VT [+ disease, crime, superstition, injustice] → erradicar; [+ poverty, discrimination] → acabar con, erradicar; [+ weeds] → desarraigar, arrancar

eradicate

[ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] vtéliminer

eradicate

vtausrotten

eradicate

[ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt] vtsradicare

eradicate

(iˈradikeit) verb
to get rid of completely. Smallpox has almost been eradicated.
eˌradiˈcation noun

eradicate

vt. erradicar, extirpar; desarraigar.

eradicate

vt erradicar
References in classic literature ?
You will only eradicate it when you have changed my preference.
Besides Tom and his father, the Swift household was made up of Eradicate Sampson, a colored man-of-all-work, who, with his mule Boomerang, did what he could to keep the grounds around the house in order.
This, it is true, would of itself alone never have been able to eradicate Jones from his bosom; but it was greatly injurious to him, and prepared Mr Allworthy's mind for those impressions which afterwards produced the mighty events that will be contained hereafter in this history; and to which, it must be confest, the unfortunate lad, by his own wantonness, wildness, and want of caution, too much contributed.
Still, while these principles were being rapidly disseminated many errors and illusory fears proved less easy to eradicate.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
A REVIEW of the principal objections that have appeared against the proposed court for the trial of impeachments, will not improbably eradicate the remains of any unfavorable impressions which may still exist in regard to this matter.
He made up his mind that he would go to the shop every day; it was obvious that he had made a disagreeable impression on her, but he thought he had the wits to eradicate it; he would take care not to say anything at which the most susceptible person could be offended.
It is impossible to eradicate the passions; but we must strive to direct them to a noble aim, and it is therefore necessary that everyone should be able to satisfy his passions within the limits of virtue.
Thus, not only have I the father's spirit in the son to contend against, the germs of his evil tendencies to search out and eradicate, and his corrupting intercourse and example in after-life to counteract, but already he counteracts my arduous labour for the child's advantage, destroys my influence over his tender mind, and robs me of his very love; I had no earthly hope but this, and he seems to take a diabolical delight in tearing it away.
But she could not eradicate nature: nor will it be eradicated 'till this mortal shall put on immortality.
He is mixed with the blood of the Indians, you have heard; and neither the refinements of education nor the advantages of our excellent liturgy have been able entirely to eradicate the evil.
Four of these five things were vices which the "Shikarris" objected to and set themselves to eradicate.