To eradicate something is to completely remove it from the world. This can be done through natural or artificial means.

  • The government plans to eradicate the virus by using a vaccine.

  • The company plans to eradicate the competition by buying their company.

Definition of eradicate


kill in large numbers


annihilate, carry off, decimate, eliminate, extinguish, wipe out


destroy completely, as if down to the roots


exterminate, extirpate, root out, uproot

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Example Sentences for eradicate

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    The police is sent to eradicate the intruders.

  • 2

    They thought the antecendence must be eradicated.

  • 3

    Sometimes they are easily eradicated by the turbulence of the water.

  • 4

    The Fascists seriously sought to eradicate the Mafia.

  • 5

    Here's hoping to the quick eradication of superfluity

  • 6

    The main object of the Inquisition was the eradication of heresy.

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    The ultimate objective was to eradicate the opponent's base.

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    Eradication of ageism requires addressing the enemy within.

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    The area was eventually burnt to the ground to eradicate the disease.

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    The eradication of the infestation was finally declared successful in 1972.