Definitions for eliminateɪˈlɪm əˌneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lim•i•nateɪˈlɪm əˌneɪt(v.t.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. to get rid of; eradicate.

  2. to omit; leave out.

  3. to defeat in a contest.

  4. to kill; slaughter.

  5. Physiol. to expel, as waste, from the body.

    Category: Physiology

  6. to remove (a quantity) from an equation by elimination.

    Category: Math

Origin of eliminate:

1560–70; < L ēlīminātus, ptp. of ēlīmināre to turn out of doors

e•lim′i•na`tive(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with(verb)

    terminate, end, or take out

    "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"

  2. obviate, rid of, eliminate(verb)

    do away with

  3. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

  4. rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject(verb)

    dismiss from consideration or a contest

    "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

  5. excrete, egest, eliminate, pass(verb)

    eliminate from the body

    "Pass a kidney stone"

  6. eliminate(verb)

    remove from a contest or race

    "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

  7. eliminate(verb)

    remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eliminate(verb)ɪˈlɪm əˌneɪt

    to remove or get rid of

    ways to eliminate cooking odors; laws to eliminate smoking from public places

  2. eliminateɪˈlɪm əˌneɪt

    to lose and have to leave a competition

    Who will be eliminated after the first round?

Wiktionary

  1. eliminate(Verb)

    To kill (a person or animal).

  2. eliminate(Verb)

    To excrete (waste products).

  3. eliminate(Verb)

    To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).

  4. eliminate(Verb)

    To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.

  5. Origin: From eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e + limen, akin to limes; see limit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eliminate(verb)

    to put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty

  2. Eliminate(verb)

    to cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity

  3. Eliminate(verb)

    to set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration

  4. Eliminate(verb)

    to obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion

  5. Eliminate(verb)

    to separate; to expel from the system; to excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eliminate' in Verbs Frequency: #641


Translations for eliminate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

eliminate(verb)

to get rid of; to omit or exclude

He was eliminated from the tennis match in the first round.

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