Definition of eradication in English:



mass noun
  • The complete destruction of something.

    ‘the eradication of poverty’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By 2020 I would like to see the eradication of the effects of poverty.’
    • ‘Mullin understands the urgent need for education to lead to the eradication of these misconceptions.’
    elimination, removal, suppression
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