Eradicate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

verb

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