verb (used with object), e·lim·i·nat·ed, e·lim·i·nat·ing.
Origin of eliminate
Examples from the Web for eliminate
Third, the destruction: These hedge-fund managers want to eliminate all limits and oversight of charter schools.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The authors took care to eliminate the possibility of other sources of polarization, which is always a concern in astronomy.
The J in its name actually stands for Jian—annihilate, eliminate.
He ran on a serious one-issue platform: eliminate the office of lieutenant governor.
"I thought we should eliminate the office and save the state" what he estimates is $1 million in annual expenses.
This will eliminate from the party the reformers and compromisers who are such a source of weakness to the movement.The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
In contrast to this, a “solid” type of fuel injection may be employed to eliminate the complications of the “air blast” system.The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928|Robert B. Meyer
Man can frame his social and economic conditions so as to eliminate the evils and secure the advantages of both.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
We should be wise enough to eliminate them from our creed also.Is the Devil a Myth?|C. F. Wimberly
A little skilful management will eliminate all other possible men who could operate the city's machinery, except ourselves.
British Dictionary definitions for eliminate
Word Origin for eliminate
Word Origin and History for eliminate
1560s, from Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare "thrust out of doors, expel," from ex limine "off the threshold," from ex "off, out" (see ex-) + limine, ablative of limen "threshold" (see limit (n.)).
Used literally at first; sense of "exclude" first attested 1714; sense of "expel waste from the body" is c.1795. Related: Eliminated; eliminating; eliminative; eliminatory.