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eliminate

[ ih-lim-uh-neyt ]
/ 瑟藞l瑟m 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路lim路i路nat路ed, e路lim路i路nat路ing.
to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger.
to omit, especially as being unimportant or irrelevant; leave out: I have eliminated all statistical tables, which are of interest only to the specialist.
to remove from further consideration or competition, especially by defeating in a contest.
to eradicate or kill: to eliminate the enemy.
Physiology. to void or expel from an organism.
Mathematics. to remove (a quantity) from an equation by elimination.

OTHER WORDS FOR eliminate

1 do away with, banish, abolish, eradicate, erase, exterminate, cut out, annihilate, weed out, stamp out, rub out.
2 throw out, exclude, drop, delete, except.
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Origin of eliminate

First recorded in 1560鈥70 and in 1915鈥20 for def. 4; from Latin 膿l墨min膩tus 鈥渢urned out of doors鈥 (past participle of 膿l墨min膩re ), equivalent to 膿- 鈥渇rom, out of鈥 + l墨min-, stem of l墨men 鈥渢hreshold鈥 + -膩tus adjective suffix; see e-1, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for eliminate

eliminate
/ (瑟藞l瑟m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to remove or take out; get rid of
to reject as trivial or irrelevant; omit from consideration
to remove (a competitor, team, etc) from a contest, usually by defeat
slang to murder in a cold-blooded manner
physiol to expel (waste matter) from the body
maths to remove (an unknown variable) from two or more simultaneous equations

Derived forms of eliminate

Word Origin for eliminate

C16: from Latin 膿l墨min膩re to turn out of the house, from e- out + l墨men threshold

usage for eliminate

Eliminate is sometimes wrongly used to talk about avoiding the repetition of something undesirable: we must prevent (not eliminate) further mistakes of this kind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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