Picture for EradicateEradicate means to completely destroy or remove something as if from the roots. It is a verb. It was first used in 1557 and has been derived from the Latin word ērādīcātus.

Pronunciation: ih-rad-i-keyt

Meanings of Eradicate

1. To do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots.
2. To remove or destroy utterly.
3. To pull up by the roots.

Master’s Tip to Learn Eradicate

Eradicate can be broken into ‘Era + Decade’. Now think of it as the era of a King that existed decades ago but has now been lost, that is, it has been uprooted and hence the meaning of the word Eradicate.

Sentence examples for Eradicate:

1. Polio has now been completely eradicated from India.
2. His ambition is to eradicate poverty in his community.