eradicate


eradicate
eradicate [v] destroy; remove abate, abolish, annihilate, blot out*, demolish, deracinate, do away with, efface, eliminate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, mow down*, obliterate, off*, purge, raze, root out*, rub out*, scratch*, scrub, shoot down, squash, stamp out*, take out*, torpedo*, total, trash, unroot, uproot, wash out, waste, weed out*, wipe out*; concepts 211,252 —Ant. aid, assist, bear, create, establish, fix, help, institute, plant

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  • Eradicate — E*rad i*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eradicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Eradicating}.] [L. eradicatus, p. p. of eradicare to eradicate; e out + radix, radicis, root. See {Radical}.] 1. To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eradicate — I verb abolish, annihilate, annul, black out, blot out, cause to cease, deal destruction, delete, demolish, deracinate, destroy, destroy thoroughly, displace, dispose of, dissolve, do away with, do away with completely, efface, eject, eliminate,… …   Law dictionary

  • eradicate — (v.) early 15c., from L. eradicatus, pp. of eradicare to root out (see ERADICATION (Cf. eradication)). Related: Eradicated; eradicating; eradicable …   Etymology dictionary

  • eradicate — uproot, deracinate, extirpate, Exterminate, wipe Analogous words: *abolish, annihilate, extinguish, abate: *destroy, demolish, raze: obliterate, efface, *erase, blot out Contrasted words: *set, fix, establish, settle: *implant, inculcate, instill …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • eradicate — ► VERB ▪ remove or destroy completely. DERIVATIVES eradication noun eradicator noun. ORIGIN Latin eradicare tear up by the roots , from radix root …   English terms dictionary

  • eradicate — [ē rad′i kāt΄, irad′ə kāt΄] vt. eradicated, eradicating [ME eradicaten < L eradicatus, pp. of eradicare, to root out < e , out + radix (gen. radicis), ROOT1] 1. to tear out by the roots; uproot 2. to get rid of; wipe out; destroy SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • eradicate — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, totally ▪ successfully VERB + ERADICATE ▪ try to ▪ help (to) …   Collocations dictionary

  • eradicate — UK [ɪˈrædɪkeɪt] / US [ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms eradicate : present tense I/you/we/they eradicate he/she/it eradicates present participle eradicating past tense eradicated past participle eradicated to get rid of something… …   English dictionary

  • eradicate — eradicant /i rad i keuhnt/, adj., n. eradication, n. eradicative, adj. eradicator, n. /i rad i kayt /, v.t., eradicated, eradicating. 1. to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world. 2. to erase by rubbing… …   Universalium

  • eradicate — e|rad|i|cate [ıˈrædıkeıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of eradicare to pull out by the root , from radix root ] to completely get rid of something such as a disease or a social problem eradicate sth from sth ▪ We can …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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