The Merriam Webster's word of the day four February nineteenth. Today's word is eradicate spelled E. R. A. D. I see. At eradicate is a verb that means to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots. It can also mean to pull up by the roots. Here's the word used in a sentence from the golf digest by Max. Alder the Golf Cart. Fleet is fully powered by lithium batteries. Batteries Food and horticultural waste is processed into fertilizer for the course and a simple edict that every agronomy worker must hand pick fifteen weeds daily before quitting time has all but eradicating the need for chemical treatments given that the word eradicate. I meant to pull up by the roots. It's not surprising that the root of a radical does in fact mean route eradicate which I turned up in English the sixteenth century comes from Erotica to the past participle of the Latin verb erratic. Hurry erratic hurry in turn can be traced back to the Latin word. Radic's meaning route or radish though eradicates began life as a word for literal uprooting by the mid seventeenth century it had developed a metaphorical application to removing things. The way one might yank an undesirable. We'd up by the roots other descendants of radic's in English include radical and radish. Even the word root itself is related. It comes from the same ancient word that gave Latin Radic's with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski Visit Websites. Dot Com today for definitions. Wordplay and trending word look ups.