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 withverb

    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, eliminateverb

    do away with

  3. eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry offverb

    kill in large numbers

    "the plague wiped out an entire population"

  4. 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"

  5. excrete, egest, eliminate, passverb

    eliminate from the body

    "Pass a kidney stone"

  6. eliminateverb

    remove from a contest or race

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

  7. eliminateverb

    remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

Wiktionary

  1. eliminateverb

    To kill (a person or animal).

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

  2. eliminateverb

    To excrete (waste products).

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

  3. eliminateverb

    To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).

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

  4. eliminateverb

    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. Eliminateverb

    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. Eliminateverb

    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. Eliminateverb

    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. Eliminateverb

    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. Eliminateverb

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

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  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. Barack Obama:

    I have repeatedly called on Congress to eliminate the sequester and make sure we are providing certainty to our military, this bill, instead, resorts to gimmicks that does not allow the Pentagon to do what it needs to do.

  2. William Darity Jr.:

    This is not just about the number of jobs, but also the quality of jobs, we effectively place a floor on the quality of compensation that's provided not only by the public sector, but by the private sector. One of the intentional goals of the federal jobs guarantee is to eliminate bad jobs.

  3. Ben Carson Carson:

    I think we ought to take this as a warning that we need to really go in there with very serious intent not to contain them but to take them our completely, to destroy them, to eliminate them. I would use every resource available to us.

  4. Tony Abboud:

    A flavor ban will not eliminate any of those marketing tactics, so, we say it is time to put those in place, a ban advertising on television, for example, [ and ] ban any positive print advertising or public advertising thats not directed solely to an adult audience.

  5. John Bolton:

    The president has held the door open to real negotiations to completely and verifiably eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program, its ballistic missile delivery systems, its support for international terrorism and other malign behavior worldwide, all that Iran needs to do is to walk through that open door.

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