Eradicate

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 eradicate — e|rad|i|cate [ ı rædı,keıt ] verb transitive to get rid of something completely, especially something bad: a program to eradicate polio eradicate something from something: Inflation will never be completely eradicated from the economy. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 eradicate — [[t]ɪræ̱dɪkeɪt[/t]] eradicates, eradicating, eradicated VERB To eradicate something means to get rid of it completely. [FORMAL] [V n] They are already battling to eradicate illnesses such as malaria and tetanus... [V n] If tedious tasks could be… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 eradicate — e•rad•i•cate [[t]ɪˈræd ɪˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to remove or destroy utterly: to eradicate smallpox[/ex] 2) to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent 3) to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds[/ex] • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 eradicate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Latin eradicatus, past participle of eradicare, from e + radic , radix root more at root Date: 1532 1. to pull up by the roots 2. to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 eradicate — [16] Semantically, eradicate is an analogous formation to uproot. It comes from the past participle of Latin ērādicāre ‘pull out by the roots’, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex ‘out’ and rādix ‘root’ (source of English radical and radish …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 eradicate — verb a total of three monthly applications will eradicate the termites Syn: eliminate, get rid of, remove, obliterate; exterminate, destroy, annihilate, kill, wipe out; abolish, stamp out, extinguish, quash; erase, efface, excise, expunge, expel …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 eradicate — [16] Semantically, eradicate is an analogous formation to uproot. It comes from the past participle of Latin ērādicāre ‘pull out by the roots’, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex ‘out’ and rādix ‘root’ (source of English radical and radish …

    Word origins

  • 19 eradicate — verb /ɪˈræd.ɪ.keɪt/ a) To pull up by the roots; to uproot. b) To completely destroy; to put an end to; to extirpate …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 eradicate — Synonyms and related words: abate, abolish, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, avulse, ban, bar, blot, bob, cast off, cast out, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, clip, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, deport …

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