What does eliminate mean?

Definitions for eliminate
ɪˈlɪm əˌneɪtelim·i·nate

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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

Wiktionary

  1. eliminate(Verb)

    To kill (a person or animal).

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

  2. eliminate(Verb)

    To excrete (waste products).

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

  3. eliminate(Verb)

    To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).

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

  4. eliminate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Eliminate(verb)

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

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

  3. Eliminate(verb)

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

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

  4. Eliminate(verb)

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

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

  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eliminate

    ē-lim′in-āt, v.t. to thrust out: to remove, cancel: to leave out of consideration.—adj. Elim′inable.—n. Eliminā′tion. [L. eliminăre, -ātume, out, limen, liminis, a threshold.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eliminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eliminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of eliminate in a Sentence

  1. John Paul Stevens:

    That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform, it would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world.

  2. Mark Rodrigues:

    There's linkage between cash and FX swaps and futures, but it's very imprecise right now, if we have data standards and distributed ledgers, you could eliminate a tremendous amount of capital reserves and risk capital that get used up in this process right now.

  3. Dave Marver:

    The sound of the game is going to change, it means that players are going to be better protected. Dr. Sam Browd, a pediatric neurosurgeon and co-founder of VICIS, said no helmet will fully eliminate concussions from football. But Sam Browd said the Zero1 should prove very effective in reducing them. Sam Browd teamed up with Dave Marver and VICIS ’ chief technology officer, Per Reinhall, to create the Zero1 because he had treated many teenagers who had to quit football because of repetitive head injuries. AWAIR SMART MONITORING DEVICE HELPS IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY This was sad.

  4. Khalifa Haftar:

    If the international community supports us, and I ask it to do so by lifting the embargo on weapons, then we could eliminate Daesh in Libya definitively and quickly.

  5. Luz Palmas Zaldua:

    It determines not only that state terrorism in Argentina was an criminal conspiracy but that it was coordinated with other dictatorships, they got together to maximize efforts to persecute political opponents of each of the dictatorships, and to 'disappear' or eliminate those who were considered subversive.

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