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[mass noun] The complete destruction of something:‘the eradication of poverty’
elimination, removal, suppressionextermination, destruction, annihilation, extirpation, obliteration, killing, liquidation, decimation, wiping out, extinctionabolition, extinguishing, quashingerasure, effacement, excision, expunction, expunging, blotting out, rubbing outderacinationView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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