Adjective "eradicating" definition and examples

(Eradicating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈradɪkeɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Destroy completely; put an end to.
  1. 'It eradicates cowardice, destroys doubt, fills you with vitality, lets you do the impossible…'
  2. 'It is extremely difficult to eradicate prejudices so deeply rooted and natural.'
  3. 'However, the main difference between the two countries lies in the resolve of the Scots to eradicate the disease.'
  4. 'These two steps alone will eradicate a large number of diseases we face today.'
  5. 'The elimination of hunger is thus the first requisite for eradicating poverty.'
  6. 'Anyone with an interest in the countryside has a role to play in eradicating the disease: from the livestock farmer to the rambler and mountain biker.'
  7. 'We continue to do that and our campaign to eradicate pensioner poverty goes on.'
  8. 'Who still wants to listen to Indonesia's argument that it does not need any assistance in eradicating terrorism or its roots here?'
  9. 'Treatment is available that eradicates the virus and eliminates or reduces liver inflammation and fibrosis in some patients.'
  10. 'Perennial weeds such as horsetail and bindweed need more attention because the roots should be removed to stand any chance of eradicating them.'

More definitions

1. to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world.

2. to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent: to eradicate a spot.

3. to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.

More examples(as adjective)

"practices can be eradicating."

"animals can be eradicating."

Origin

(eradicate)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’.