Eliminate meaning

ĭ-lĭmə-nāt
To take out; remove; get rid of.
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To leave out of consideration; reject; omit.
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To drop (a person, team, etc. losing a round or match in a contest) from further competition.
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To get rid of; remove.

An effort to eliminate homelessness; eliminated his enemies.

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(algebra) To get rid of (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
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(physiol.) To expel (waste products) from the body; excrete.
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To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
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(slang) To kill (a person or animal).
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(physiology) To excrete (waste products).
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To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).

Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.

John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.

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(accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.
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(physiology) To excrete (bodily wastes).
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Eliminate is defined as to take out or leave out.

An example of eliminate is someone being taken out of a competition.

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(mathematics) To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
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Origin of eliminate

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

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

  • 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