To eradicate something is to completely remove it from the landscape or from existence. eradicating a virus is one example of how you can remove it from the landscape.

  • The city plans to eradicate the slums in the area.

  • The government wants to eradicate poverty and inequality.

Definition of eradicating


To pull up by the roots; to uproot.


To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.

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Example Sentences for eradicating

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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.

  • 7

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

  • 8

    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.