Eliminate Definition

eliminated, eliminates, eliminating
eliminated, eliminates, eliminating
To take out; remove; get rid of.
Webster's New World
To leave out of consideration; reject; omit.
Webster's New World
To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
American Heritage
To drop (a person, team, etc. losing a round or match in a contest) from further competition.
Webster's New World
To get rid of (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
Webster's New World

Origin of Eliminate

  • From Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare (“to turn out of doors, banish”), from e (“out”) + limen (“a threshold”), akin to limes (“a boundary”); see limit.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin ēlīmināre ēlīmināt- to banish ē-, ex- ex- līmen līmin- threshold

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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