Meaning of ELIMINATE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ i-ˈli-mə-ˌnāt ]


( -nat·ed ; -nat·ing )

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

Date: 1568

transitive verb


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 -ˈli-mə-ˌnā-tiv adjective

• elim·i·na·tor -ˌnā-tər noun

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