Meaning of ELIMINATE in English



Pronunciation: i- ' li-m ə - ˌ n ā t

Function: verb

Inflected Form: -nat · ed ; -nat · ing

Etymology: Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e- + limin-, limen threshold

Date: 1568

transitive verb

1 a : to put an end to or get rid of : REMOVE , ERADICATE <the need to eliminate poverty> < eliminate errors> b : to remove from consideration <cannot yet eliminate him as a suspect> c : to remove from further competition by defeating <the team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs>

2 : to expel (as waste) from the living body

3 : to cause (as an unknown) to disappear by combining two or more mathematical equations

intransitive verb : to expel waste from the living body

– elim · i · na · tive \ - ' li-m ə - ˌ n ā -tiv \ adjective

– elim · i · na · tor \ - ˌ n ā -t ə r \ noun

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