verb (used with object), e·lim·i·nat·ed, e·lim·i·nat·ing.
Origin of eliminate
Examples from the Web for eliminative
Historical Examples of eliminative
It is a Catalytic, a special Sedative, and also an Eliminative.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
To interfere with the eliminative function of the skin by absolutely clogging the pores for a period of several hours means death.
Air baths are likewise valuable as a means of promoting activity in the eliminative function of the skin.
Here Spencer recognised the eliminative and selective effect of struggle in mankind.Herbert Spencer
J. Arthur Thomson
Cathartics should be administered, and eliminative measures instituted such as the hot-blanket pack.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Word Origin 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.