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eradicate

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈræd.ɪ.keɪt/ formal us  
C2 to get rid of something completely or destroy something bad: The government claims to be doing all it can to eradicate corruption. The disease which once claimed millions of lives has now been eradicated.
eradication
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌræd.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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