(E*rad"i*ca*ble) a. Capable of being eradicated.
(E*rad"i*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eradicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eradicating ] [L. eradicatus,
p. p. of eradicare to eradicate; e out + radix, radicis, root. See Radical.]
1. To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.
2. 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.Southey.
Syn. To extirpate; root out; exterminate; destroy; annihilate.
(E*rad`i*ca"tion) n. [L. eradicatio: cf. F. éradication.]
1. The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction.
2. The state of being plucked up by the roots.
(E*rad"i*ca*tive) a. [Cf. éradicatif.] Tending or serving to eradicate; curing or destroying
thoroughly, as a disease or any evil.
(E*rad"i*ca*tive), n. (Med.) A medicine that effects a radical cure. Whitlock.
(E*ras"a*ble) a. Capable of being erased.
(E*rase") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erased (-rast"); p. pr. & vb. n.. Erasing.] [L. erasus, p. p. of
eradere to erase; e out + radere to scrape, scratch, shave. See Rase.]
1. To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to
cross out; as, to erase a word or a name.
2. Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; used of ideas in the mind or memory. Burke.
(E*rased") p. p. & a.
1. Rubbed or scraped out; effaced; obliterated.
2. (Her.) Represented with jagged and uneven edges, as is torn off; used esp. of the head or limb
of a beast. Cf. Couped.
(E*rase"ment) n. The act of erasing; a rubbing out; expunction; obliteration. Johnson.
(E*ras"er) n. One who, or that which, erases; esp., a sharp instrument or a piece of rubber used
to erase writings, drawings, etc.