Definitions for eliminate
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extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withverb
terminate, end, or take out
"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
obviate, rid of, eliminateverb
do away with
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offverb
kill in large numbers
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
rule out, eliminate, winnow out, rejectverb
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"
excrete, egest, eliminate, passverb
eliminate from the body
"Pass a kidney stone"
remove from a contest or race
"The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
To kill (a person or animal).
To excrete (waste products).
To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
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.
Eliminate generally means to remove or get rid of something completely. It can refer to a wide variety of actions such as destroying, eradicating, excluding, or dismissing something from a certain context or environment.
to put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty
to cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity
to set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration
to obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion
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
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, -ātum—e, out, limen, liminis, a threshold.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'eliminate' in Verbs Frequency: #641
The numerical value of eliminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of eliminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
This is by no means the end of our challenges, and a cyclical recovery alone does not solve all of Europe’s problems, it does not eliminate the debt overhang that affects parts of the Union. It does not eliminate the high level of structural unemployment that haunts too many countries. And it does not eliminate the need for perfecting the institutional set-up of our monetary union.
The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It's still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.
The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college the task is to help him become a self-educating man.
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
[ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).
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- премахвам, елиминирам, убивамBulgarian
- eliminarCatalan, Valencian
- odstranit, eliminovatCzech
- beseitigen, eliminieren, umbringen, zerstörenGerman
- matar, eliminarSpanish
- likwidować, zlikwidowaćPolish
- уничтожать, Устранить, уничтожить, ликвидироватьRussian
- zhduk, eliminoj, asgjësojAlbanian
- loại bỏVietnamese
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