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Borrowed from Latin ērādīcātus, past participle of ērādīcō (uproot), from ē- (out) + rādīx (root). Also see: radish.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹæd.ɪ.keɪt/
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eradicate (third-person singular simple present eradicates, present participle eradicating, simple past and past participle eradicated)

  1. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
  2. (transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
    Smallpox was globally eradicated in 1980.

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