Definition of eradicate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    eradicate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪˈrædəˌkeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eradicate
     
    he / she / it eradicates
     
    past simple eradicated
     
    -ing form eradicating
     
     
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  1. 1to destroy or get rid of something completely, especially something bad synonym wipe out
  2. 2 eradicate something Diphtheria has been virtually eradicated in the United States. eradicate something from something We are determined to eradicate racism from our sport.
eradication
 
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NAmE//ɪˌrædəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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