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Eradicate vs. Irradicate — Which is Correct Spelling?

Eradicate vs. Irradicate — Which is Correct Spelling?

Which is correct: Eradicate or Irradicate

How to spell Eradicate?


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Eradicate Definitions

To tear up by the roots
"They loosened the soil and eradicated the weeds" (James Macauley).
To get rid of; eliminate
Their goal was to eradicate poverty.
(transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
(transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
Smallpox was globally eradicated in 1980.
To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.
To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors.
This, although now an old an inveterate evil, might be eradicated by vigorous treatment.
Kill in large numbers;
The plague wiped out an entire population
Destroy completely, as if down to the roots;
The vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted

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