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verb [transitive] eradicate pronunciation in British English /ɪˈrædɪkeɪt/
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present tense
present participleeradicating
past tenseeradicated
past participleeradicated
  1. to get rid of something completely, especially something bad
    a programme to eradicate polio
    eradicate something from something: Inflation will never be completely eradicated from the economy.

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 eradicate pronunciation in British English /ɪˌrædɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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