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ERADICATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eradicate mean? 

ERADICATE (verb)
  The verb ERADICATE has 2 senses:

1. kill in large numbers
2. destroy completely, as if down to the roots

  Familiarity information: ERADICATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ERADICATE (verb)


Sense 1eradicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill in large numbers

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

annihilate; eradicate; wipe out; decimate; eliminate; carry off; extinguish

Context example:

the plague wiped out an entire population

Hypernyms (to "eradicate" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2eradicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy completely, as if down to the roots

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

extirpate; eradicate; exterminate; root out; uproot

Context examples:

the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted / root out corruption

Hypernyms (to "eradicate" is one way to...):

destroy; destruct (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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