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eradicate

e·rad·i·cate

eradicate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih rae d keIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: eradicated, eradicates, eradicating
definition 1: to completely destroy; annihilate; obliterate.
Imported apples eradicated the local apple industry.
synonyms:
annihilate, blot out, demolish, destroy, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, obliterate, wipe out
similar words:
abolish, banish, crush, efface, eliminate, end, extinguish, kill, quash, stamp out
definition 2: to pull up (a plant or the like) with the roots; uproot.
synonyms:
deracinate, grub, uproot
similar words:
pull up, weed out
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derivations: eradicable (adj.), eradicative (adj.), eradicably (adv.), eradication (n.), eradicator (n.)
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