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One entry found for eradicate.
Main Entry: erad·i·cate
Pronunciation: i-primarystressrad-schwa-secondarystresskamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -cat·ed; -cat·ing
Etymology: from Latin eradicatus, past participle of eradicare "to root out, pull up by the roots," from e-, ex- "out, forth" and radic-, radix "root" --related to RADICAL, RADISH --see Word History at RADICAL
: to remove by or as if by uprooting : ELIMINATE, DESTROY <eradicate weeds> <eradicating a disease>
- erad·i·ca·tion /-secondarystressrad-schwa-primarystresskamacr-shschwan/ noun

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