Associations to the word «Eradicate»

Wiktionary

ERADICATE, verb. (transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
ERADICATE, verb. (transitive) To completely destroy; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.

Dictionary definition

ERADICATE, verb. Kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population".
ERADICATE, verb. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats