Definition of eradication in English:



  • [mass noun] The complete destruction of something:

    ‘the eradication of poverty’
    • ‘The aim of the research has been to optimise vaccine schedules for control, elimination, or eradication of disease.’
    • ‘Mullin understands the urgent need for education to lead to the eradication of these misconceptions.’
    • ‘The eradication of poverty is indeed today a vital condition for global stability, democracy and peace.’
    • ‘Spreading pecans encircled the house back in the Little Town, trees which received yearly pruning, faithful webworm eradications, and regular fertilizing.’
    • ‘By 2020 I would like to see the eradication of the effects of poverty.’
    elimination, removal, suppression
    extermination, destruction, annihilation, extirpation, obliteration, killing, liquidation, decimation, wiping out, extinction
    abolition, extinguishing, quashing
    erasure, effacement, excision, expunction, expunging, blotting out, rubbing out
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