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English definition of “eradicate”

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.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
eradication
noun [U] uk   /ɪˌræd.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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