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Eradicate

To completely do away with something, eliminate it, end its existence.
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(9) Lymphatic Filariasis was considered eradicable or potentially eradicable disease by International task force for the disease eradication.
Since the disease is easily diagnosed and can be controlled with simple interventions like clean-water campaigns, the WHO identifies it as an eradicable disease.
Polio is eradicable and we must strive to eradicate it.
The Feral Pig TAP, with its five objectives, not only outlines "Actions" for achievement, but also includes "Performance Indicators." (117) To that end, the TAP lists eight standards by which to measure success; one such marker is whether or not "[p]riority small and isolated eradicable populations of feral pigs have been removed." (118)
And there should be no let-up in the fight against an ignorant philosophy that deems such an eradicable disease as a necessary evil.
LF has been found one of the potentially eradicable diseases.
The more resistant pathogens have replaced the easily eradicable pathogens, thus leaving few options for choosing the right antimicrobial for treatment.19
"In his Utopia," Voegelin maintains, "More traces the image of man and of society that he considers perfect." Although he knows that this "perfect state" cannot be attained because of man's eradicable pride, Voegelin continues, "This raises the question of the peculiar psychopathological condition in which a man like More must have found himself when he drew up the model of the perfect society in history, in full consciousness that it could never be realized because of original sin." (11)
Considering the modern societies' diets, caries is not eradicable, but it can be maintained under control without the appearance of advanced lesions during an individual's life, and the strategies currently available for that purpose involve controlling the necessary and determining causal factors (dental biofilm and diet) in addition to the use of fluorides.
At one level, Leadbeater was keen to argue that improvement was possible in Ireland because the country was really not that different from England or Scotland, that difference was only superficial and eradicable. However, the image of tea-drinking in rural cabins in Ireland somehow suggested to Leadbeater that the difference between the Irish and English might in fact render the entire project of reform impossible.
That is, this friendship does not contain the pronounced inequality of friendships based in superiority, but neither is the disparity eradicable so long as they are thus eager to contend and strive for the noble.