Eliminate is defined as to take out or leave out.(verb)
An example of eliminate is someone being taken out of a competition.
See eliminate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L eliminatus, pp. of eliminare, to turn out of doors, banish < e-, out + limen, threshold (akin to limes, boundary) < IE base *(e)lei-, to bend > limb
See eliminate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb e·lim·i·nat·ed, e·lim·i·nat·ing, e·lim·i·nates
Origin: Latin ēlīmināre, ēlīmināt-, to banish
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + līmen, līmin-, threshold.
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