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Eradicate

To completely do away with something, eliminate it, end its existence.
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Smallpox, the only disease so far to be eradicated, complied admirably with the requirements of an eradicable disease (Table II).
The self-effacing implications of the artist/activist position bring to mind the character Grace in Lars von Trier's 2003 provocation, Dogville: Her desire to serve the local community is inseparable from her guilty position of privilege, and her exemplary gestures perturbingly provoke an evil eradicable only by further evil.
Outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in patients with eradicable foci versus noneradicable foci.
Ageing, like illness and death, reveals the most fundamental conflict of the human condition: the tension between infinite ambitions, dreams, and desires on the one hand, and vulnerable, limited, decaying physical existence on the other--the tragic and eradicable conflict between spirit and body.
Manifested in behaviors ranging from a reluctance to coach a black employee for fear of accidentally doing something that appears racist to excessive accommodation of cultural differences during key negotiations, guerilla bias has done more to distort our leadership decisions than many more diagnosable and, therefore, eradicable strains of the disease.
The hinge of the argument is that those who have low ethnic status (and consequently low occupational position for the most part) find themselves in this position because of an unfortunate but theoretically eradicable cultural heritage.
No bacterial or parasitic diseases were judged to be eradicable using existing tools, though in the longer term a couple of important organisms might be candidates, given the rapid advance of science and the development of technological tools.
78] The complaint itself stems from the recognition of the vast social gap between these noble families and Lanyer's own humble origins, so that the complaint functions both to undermine the value of class (by suggesting again that virtue is the only true nobility) and to shore it up (by constructing the distinctions as eradicable only in the next world).
Auden first observed, that the return can never be completed, as evil has entered the garden for good; its presence is perversely eradicable.