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. Ben Carson:

    It reminds us that there are those out there who have a thirst for innocent blood in an attempt to spread their philosophy and their will across this globe, and we must redouble our efforts and our resolve to resist them. Not only to contain them, but to eliminate that kind of hatred in the world.

  2. Margaret Spring:

    We are encouraged that the Trans-Pacific Partnership sets a new bar for ocean conservation measures in a trade agreement by including specific provisions to encourage sustainable fisheries management, fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, protect sharks and other key marine species, and eliminate harmful fishing subsidies.

  3. Barack Obama:

    We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings, friends of ours, allies of ours -- Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.

  4. 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.

  5. Scott Atlas:

    We have to recognize the harms of removing someone from society, of a so-called prolonged lockdown. They are extraordinary, and the role of public policy is not just to eliminate Covid-19 infection at all cost, that is not the correct policy. It never really was the policy. The policy is really to consider what the impact of the lockdown, what the actions of the policy, are.

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