• IPA: /ɪˈɹæd.ɪ.keɪt/

eradicate (eradicates, present participle eradicating; past and past participle eradicated)

  1. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
  2. (transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
    Smallpox was globally eradicated in 1980.
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