- (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
- (transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
- Smallpox was globally eradicated in 1980.
- (to pull up by the roots): root up, uproot
- (to completely destroy): annihilate, exterminate, extirpate
- See also Thesaurus:destroy
to pull up by the roots
to completely destroy; to reduce to nothing radically
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- eradicate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- eradicate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.