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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eradicate  \E*rad"i*cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eradicated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Eradicating}.]  [L.  eradicatus  p.  p.  of 
  eradicare  to  eradicate;  e  out  +  radix,  radicis,  root.  See 
  {Radical}.] 
  1.  To  pluck  up  by  the  roots;  to  root  up  as  an  oak  tree 
  eradicated. 
 
  2.  To  root  out  to  destroy  utterly;  to  extirpate;  as  to 
  eradicate  diseases,  or  errors. 
 
  This  although  now  an  old  an  inveterate  evil,  might 
  be  eradicated  by  vigorous  treatment.  --Southey. 
 
  Syn:  To  extirpate;  root  out  exterminate;  destroy; 
  annihilate. 




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