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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eradicator - someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)eradicator - someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
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