Eradicate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈrædɪkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word eradicate
Brit.  |ɪˈradɪkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word eradicate

verb

- kill in large numbers (syn: annihilate, decimate, eliminate, extinguish)
- destroy completely, as if down to the roots (syn: exterminate, extirpate, uproot)

Examples

The disease has now been completely eradicated.

His ambition is to eradicate poverty in his community.

We can eradicate this disease from the world.

This problem has now been completely eradicated.

...an uphill battle to eradicate poverty in an area of the state that has never known anything else...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: eradicate
he/she/it: eradicates
present participle: eradicating
past tense: eradicated
past participle: eradicated
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