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Verb: eradicate  i'ra-du,keyt
  1. Kill in large numbers
    "the plague eradicated an entire population";
    - eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, wipe out, decimate, carry off
  2. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon eradicated";
    - uproot, extirpate, root out, exterminate

Derived forms: eradicates, eradicated, eradicating

Type of: destroy, destruct, kill, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary]

Encyclopedia: Eradicate