Definition of eradicate in English:

eradicate

Line breaks: eradi|cate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈradɪkeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

eradicable

adjective
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  • ‘These results suggest that racism may be a volatile and eradicable construct that persists only so long as it is actively maintained through being linked to parallel systems of social alliance,’ the scientists concluded.
  • It's high time the city is cleared of eradicable allergens like Parthenium which triggers asthmatic attacks, he adds.
  • With concerted action with the tools available today, it is potentially eradicable, says ANURADHA KHATI RAJIVAN.

eradicant

noun
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  • A significant characteristic of eradicants is their ability to penetrate plant tissues, most being systemic.
  • Use of Ridomil in this manner (as an eradicant) will probably lead to a rapid buildup of Ridomil-resistant strains of the downy mildew fungus in your vineyard.
  • Their application at GS31-32 is partly aimed at disease control, (and in Consort and Riband type varieties it is important that a good triazole is included in the spray to give good eradicant activity against Septoria tritici).

eradicator

noun
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  • Farmers reportedly lay down in front of the tractors, saying they would rather be killed than give up their crop, and a hail of gunfire could be heard coming from the fields where crowds had converged on the eradicators.
  • it pays to note that high-test gasoline, calcium cyanide and DDT were three of the best bedbug eradicators.
  • Trade, on the other hand, has always been ‘the extinguisher of war, the eradicator of prejudice, the diffuser of knowledge’.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'pull up by the roots'): from Latin eradicat- 'torn up by the roots', from the verb eradicare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + radix, radic- 'root'.

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