(transitive) To pull up by the roots; to uproot.
to root deeply
(transitive) To destroy completely; to reduce to nothing radically; to put an end to; to extirpate.
‘Smallpox was globally eradicated in 1980.’;
To root deeply.
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’;