"eradicate" in the verb sense
1. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off
kill in large numbers
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate
destroy completely, as if down to the roots
"the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted"
"root out corruption"
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