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Destroy completely; put an end to.‘this disease has been eradicated from the world’
get rid of, eliminate, do away with, remove, suppressexterminate, destroy, annihilate, extirpate, obliterate, kill, wipe out, liquidate, decimate, finish offabolish, stamp out, extinguish, quash, wipe off the face of the earth, wipe off the maperase, efface, excise, expungeroot out, uproot, weed outzapderacinateView synonyms
- ‘These two steps alone will eradicate a large number of diseases we face today.’
- ‘However, the main difference between the two countries lies in the resolve of the Scots to eradicate the disease.’
- ‘Who still wants to listen to Indonesia's argument that it does not need any assistance in eradicating terrorism or its roots here?’
- ‘It is extremely difficult to eradicate prejudices so deeply rooted and natural.’
- ‘The elimination of hunger is thus the first requisite for eradicating poverty.’
- ‘Perennial weeds such as horsetail and bindweed need more attention because the roots should be removed to stand any chance of eradicating them.’
- ‘The minister said she also wants to offer support for a program to eradicate illiteracy.’
- ‘Shortly into the crisis there was therefore a balancing act between eradicating the disease and limiting the wider economic damage.’
- ‘By the end of next month we will have succeeded in eradicating the illiteracy of 1,300,000 Venezuelans.’
- ‘I think the majority of farmers overwhelmingly support containing and eradicating the disease.’
- ‘We must not undo the excellent work that has ben done in almost eradicating these diseases from our shores.’
- ‘Just as we are close to eradicating polio, can the same be said about eliminating lymphatic filariasis?’
- ‘Anyone with an interest in the countryside has a role to play in eradicating the disease: from the livestock farmer to the rambler and mountain biker.’
- ‘The decree stipulates that it is mandatory for the government to involve the public in eradicating the disease.’
- ‘Treatment is available that eradicates the virus and eliminates or reduces liver inflammation and fibrosis in some patients.’
- ‘In the light of the recent issues in the game we have to stamp down on this type of activity and eradicate it from our game.’
- ‘It eradicates cowardice, destroys doubt, fills you with vitality, lets you do the impossible…’
- ‘We continue to do that and our campaign to eradicate pensioner poverty goes on.’
- ‘It is difficult to erase it from the memory of the brain even after eradicating the disease.’
- ‘Amanda has been working to remove processed food from school menus and to eradicate harmful E numbers.’
Late Middle English (in the sense pull up by the roots): from Latin eradicat- torn up by the roots from the verb eradicare, from e- (variant of ex-) out + radix, radic- root.
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