Definition of eradication in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˌradɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
The complete destruction of something: the eradication of poverty
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  • The aim of the research has been to optimise vaccine schedules for control, elimination, or eradication of disease.
  • Spreading pecans encircled the house back in the Little Town, trees which received yearly pruning, faithful webworm eradications, and regular fertilizing.
  • The eradication of poverty is indeed today a vital condition for global stability, democracy and peace.

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