Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ERADICATING

This was one of the evils which Garrick had the glory of eradicating.

What authorities have not failed in eradicating so barbarous a custom!

It would be very desirable to discover some means of eradicating the Bog-moss.

The best way of eradicating error is to publish and practice truth.

Let us exert our best faculties for the purpose of eradicating such evils.

I wish merely to indicate what, so far as I can see at present, may become a very simple means of eradicating malaria.

And being a primitive emotion, we can hardly hope to succeed in eradicating it entirely.

We hoped to purify the Mormon church, eradicating evils that had annexed themselves to it in later years.

And if the decision be in favour of eradicating the disease, it is essential to firmly face and grapple with the problem.

But for the English we probably would not have known the means of eradicating malaria; the death rate would have been great.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin eradicatus, past participle of eradicare "to root out" (see eradication). Related: Eradicated; eradicating; eradicable.