Definitions for eliminateɪˈlɪm əˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  6. Origin: [L. eliminatus, p. p. of eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. akin to limes boundary. See Limit.]

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

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