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e•rad•i•cate



Pronunciation: (i-rad'i-kāt"), [key]
v.t., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world.
2. to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent: to eradicate a spot.
3. to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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