Eradicate

Definition of Eradicate

E`rad´i`cate
v. t.1.To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.
[imp. & p. p. Eradicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eradicating .]
2.To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors.
This, although now an old an inveterate evil, might be eradicated by vigorous treatment.
- Southey.

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