eliminator

[ ih-lim-uh-ney-ter ]
/ ɪˈlɪm əˌneɪ tər /

noun

a person or thing that eliminates.
Also called battery eliminator. a device that operates from a power line to supply current and voltage to a circuit designed to be operated by a battery.

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Origin of eliminator

First recorded in 1880–85; eliminate + -or2

OTHER WORDS FROM eliminator

e·lim·i·na·to·ry [ih-lim-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪˈlɪm ə nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·e·lim·i·na·to·ry, adjectivepre·e·lim·i·na·tor, noun
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