What does the word eradicate mean?

Usage examples for eradicate

  1. It will take years of sunshine and happiness and love to eradicate the dreadful memories that they have stored up in the far- back corners of their little brains. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  2. The case was serious, too, for if that notion of her once got fairly planted in the minds of her public, it would be almost impossible to eradicate it. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster