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"
obviate, rid of, eliminate(verb)
do away with
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off(verb)
kill in large numbers
"the plague wiped out an entire population"
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"
excrete, egest, eliminate, pass(verb)
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.
Origin: From eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e + limen, akin to limes; see limit.
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
Origin: [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.]
To pass feces or urine from the body.
Eliminate is sometimes used to describe feces or urine being passed from the body.
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our goal is to eliminate TB as a public health problem.
If the states agree, we'll eliminate 'cold progression'.
I don't think it's all that ambitious to eliminate hunger.
Eliminate the cause of a mistake. Don’t just clean it up.
This is about the state trying to eliminate the handgun market.
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- премахвам, елиминирам, убивамBulgarian
- eliminarCatalan, Valencian
- odstranit, eliminovatCzech
- eliminieren, zerstören, umbringenGerman
- matar, eliminarSpanish
- zlikwidować, likwidowaćPolish
- ликвидировать, уничтожить, уничтожать, УстранитьRussian
- zhduk, asgjësoj, eliminojAlbanian
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