e·rad·i·cate / iˈradiˌkāt/ •
v. [tr.] destroy completely; put an end to: this disease has been eradicated from the world.DERIVATIVES: e·rad·i·ca·ble / -kəbəl/ adj.e·rad·i·cant / -kənt/ n.e·rad·i·ca·tion n.e·rad·i·ca·tor / -ˌkātər/ n.
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