Definition of Eliminate

1. Verb. Terminate, end, or take out. "Eliminate my debts"




2. Verb. Do away with.
Exact synonyms: Obviate, Rid Of
Specialized synonyms: Close Out, Preclude, Rule Out
Antonyms: Necessitate
Derivative terms: Obviation

3. Verb. Kill in large numbers. "They want to eliminate the prisoners "; "The plague wiped out an entire population"

4. Verb. Dismiss from consideration or a contest. "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
Exact synonyms: Reject, Rule Out, Winnow Out

5. Verb. Eliminate from the body. "Pass a kidney stone"

6. Verb. Remove from a contest or race. "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish

7. Verb. Remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Elimination

Definition of Eliminate

1. v. t. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.

Definition of Eliminate

1. Verb.

(transitive) To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
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2. Verb. (slang) To kill (a person or animal). ¹

3. Verb. (physiology) To excrete (waste products). ¹

4. Verb. To exclude (from investigation or from further competition). ¹

5. Verb. (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.[ FindMyBestCPA.com - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)] ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eliminate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Medical Definition of Eliminate

1. 1. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty. "Eliminate my spirit, give it range Through provinces of thought yet unexplored." (Young) 2. To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity. 3. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration. "Eliminate errors that have been gathering and accumulating." (Lowth) 4. To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion. 5. To separate; to expel from the system; to excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system. Origin: L. Eliminatus, p. P. Of eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. Akin to limes boundary. See Limit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Eliminate

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1. Higher Algebra: A Sequel to Elementary Algebra for Schools by Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight (1894)
"eliminate m from the equations m2x — my + a = 0, my+x=0. 2. ... eliminate m, n between the equations 4. eliminate p, q, r from the equations p + q+r-0, ..."

2. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"... and require RUS borrowers to use private sources of capital for all of their loan needs, or continue a federal loan program but eliminate subsidies. ..."

3. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"... or ; later Greeks seem never to have been content to г to use the nominative for the vocative, and dis- .nsion freely in order to eliminate the supposed ..."

4. Aeroplanes by James Slough Zerbe (1915)
"THE EARLY TENDENCY TO eliminate MOMENTUM.—Builders of flying machines, for several years, sought to eliminate the very thing which gives energy to a ..."

5. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"Hopes thereby to eliminate war. — Trip to Newfoundland. — Temporary failure. — FOJ Smith continues to give trouble. —• Financial conditions improve. ..."

6. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"Hopes thereby to eliminate war. — Trip to Newfoundland. — Temporary failure. — FOJ Smith continues to give trouble. — Financial conditions improve. ..."

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