Definition for E-RAD'I-CATE

E-RAD'I-CATE, v.t. [L. eradico, from radix, root.]

  1. To pull up the roots, or by the roots. Hence, to destroy any thing that grows; to extirpate; to destroy the roots, so that the plant will not be reproduced; as, to eradicate weeds.
  2. To destroy thoroughly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate errors, or false principles, or vice, or disease.

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