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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Tommy Potter:

    … He fully cooperated with investigators, he did some things that a person who is normally guilty for this type of crime, they would not do. He kept in contact with her family. So no, it does not surprise me that he passed the polygraph. He was a suspect for a number of years, but based on the most recent investigation, we were able to eliminate him as being a suspect.

  2. Mike Wise:

    I think unfortunately for the players, this... does in fact almost eliminate the optics -- the bad optics -- of half the teams standing and half the teams kneeling, unless those players are interested in possibly having their teams fined and losing their jobs.

  3. David Lipman:

    The mission of the company really is to eliminate the need for animals in the food system, we're not going to get there by telling people to eat beans and peas and stuff like that. We have to come up with a plant-based meat that people will actually choose instead of beef.

  4. David Elleray:

    We wanted to bring some common sense to the laws, to reflect what football expects the referees to do today and eliminate the confusion in the game, we are giving referees the licence to be closer to the understanding and spirit of the game. We have to move forward. Everyone believes we have been talking too long about these changes and now we have to see what benefits they will bring.

  5. Sharon Lewin:

    We haven't cured HIV, but (this) gives us hope that it's going to be feasible one day to eliminate the virus.

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