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Word of the Day: eradicate

e·rad·i·cate /ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt/ [i-rad-i-keyt]
–verb (used with object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
1. to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: to eradicate smallpox throughout the world.
2. to erase by rubbing or by means of a chemical solvent: to eradicate a spot.
3. to pull up by the roots: to eradicate weeds.

[Origin: 1555–65; < L érādīcātus rooted out (ptp. of érādīcāre), equiv. to é- e- + rādīc- (s. of rādīx) root1 + -ātus -ate1]

—Related forms
e·rad·i·cant /ɪˈrædɪkənt/ [i-rad-i-kuhnt], adjective, noun
e·rad·i·ca·tion, noun
e·rad·i·ca·tive, adjective
e·rad·i·ca·tor, noun

—Synonyms 1. obliterate, uproot, exterminate, annihilate. See abolish.

Path

Wounds,
deep wounds from the stars
to reach out a hand
for Venus, Jupiter,
Andromeda

only come up with
naught but scars
This is how you chase
a dream;
by stumbling time and again

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