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.

2.

To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors.

This, although now an old an inveterate evil, might be eradicated by vigorous treatment. Southey.

Syn. -- To extirpate; root out; exterminate; destroy; annihilate.

 

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