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e·lim·i·nate

 (ĭ-lĭm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. e·lim·i·nat·ed, e·lim·i·nat·ing, e·lim·i·nates
1. To get rid of; remove: an effort to eliminate homelessness; eliminated his enemies.
2.
a. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject: For now, let's eliminate from the discussion the possibility of failure.
b. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
3. Mathematics To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
4. Physiology To excrete (bodily wastes).

[Latin ēlīmināre, ēlīmināt-, to banish : ē-, ex-, ex- + līmen, līmin-, threshold.]

e·lim′i·na′tion n.
e·lim′i·na′tive, e·lim′i·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·lim′i·na′tor n.
Synonyms: eliminate, eradicate, extirpate
These verbs mean to nullify someone as a factor or cause an activity or condition to come to an end, especially by using drastic methods: eliminated all opposition; eradicate guerrilla activity; policies that attempt to extirpate drug abuse.

eliminate

(ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to remove or take out; get rid of
2. to reject as trivial or irrelevant; omit from consideration
3. to remove (a competitor, team, etc) from a contest, usually by defeat
4. slang to murder in a cold-blooded manner
5. (Physiology) physiol to expel (waste matter) from the body
6. (Mathematics) maths to remove (an unknown variable) from two or more simultaneous equations
[C16: from Latin ēlīmināre to turn out of the house, from e- out + līmen threshold]
eˈliminable adj
eˌliminaˈbility n
eˈliminant n
eˈliminative, eˈliminatory adj
eˈlimiˌnator n
Usage: Eliminate is sometimes wrongly used to talk about avoiding the repetition of something undesirable: we must prevent (not eliminate) further mistakes of this kind

e•lim•i•nate

(ɪˈlɪm əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to get rid of; eradicate.
2. to omit; leave out.
3. to defeat in a contest.
4. to kill; slaughter.
5. Physiol. to expel, as waste, from the body.
6. to remove (a quantity) from an equation by elimination.
[1560–70; < Latin ēlīminātus, past participle of ēlīmināre to turn out of doors]
e•lim′i•na`tive, adj.

eliminate


Past participle: eliminated
Gerund: eliminating

Imperative
eliminate
eliminate
Present
I eliminate
you eliminate
he/she/it eliminates
we eliminate
you eliminate
they eliminate
Preterite
I eliminated
you eliminated
he/she/it eliminated
we eliminated
you eliminated
they eliminated
Present Continuous
I am eliminating
you are eliminating
he/she/it is eliminating
we are eliminating
you are eliminating
they are eliminating
Present Perfect
I have eliminated
you have eliminated
he/she/it has eliminated
we have eliminated
you have eliminated
they have eliminated
Past Continuous
I was eliminating
you were eliminating
he/she/it was eliminating
we were eliminating
you were eliminating
they were eliminating
Past Perfect
I had eliminated
you had eliminated
he/she/it had eliminated
we had eliminated
you had eliminated
they had eliminated
Future
I will eliminate
you will eliminate
he/she/it will eliminate
we will eliminate
you will eliminate
they will eliminate
Future Perfect
I will have eliminated
you will have eliminated
he/she/it will have eliminated
we will have eliminated
you will have eliminated
they will have eliminated
Future Continuous
I will be eliminating
you will be eliminating
he/she/it will be eliminating
we will be eliminating
you will be eliminating
they will be eliminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eliminating
you have been eliminating
he/she/it has been eliminating
we have been eliminating
you have been eliminating
they have been eliminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eliminating
you will have been eliminating
he/she/it will have been eliminating
we will have been eliminating
you will have been eliminating
they will have been eliminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eliminating
you had been eliminating
he/she/it had been eliminating
we had been eliminating
you had been eliminating
they had been eliminating
Conditional
I would eliminate
you would eliminate
he/she/it would eliminate
we would eliminate
you would eliminate
they would eliminate
Past Conditional
I would have eliminated
you would have eliminated
he/she/it would have eliminated
we would have eliminated
you would have eliminated
they would have eliminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.eliminate - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
cancel out, wipe out - wipe out the effect of something; "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise"; "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
decouple - reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)
decouple - eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)
obliterate - do away with completely, without leaving a trace
knock out - eliminate; "knock out a target"
drown - get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
cut out - delete or remove; "Cut out the extra text"; "cut out the newspaper article"
prune, rationalize, rationalise, cut - weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
extinguish, snuff out - put an end to; kill; "The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"
exclude, leave out, omit, leave off, except, take out - prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.eliminate - do away with
close out, rule out, preclude - make impossible, especially beforehand
3.eliminate - kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
4.eliminate - dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
5.eliminate - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
perspire, sudate, sweat - excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, piss, wee, wee-wee, urinate, piddle, puddle, make - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
urinate - pass after the manner of urine; "The sick men urinated blood"
void, empty, evacuate - excrete or discharge from the body
ca-ca, crap, defecate, take a crap, take a shit, shit, stool, make - have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
barf, be sick, puke, regorge, retch, sick, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up, disgorge, cat, spue, spew, regurgitate, chuck, honk, purge, cast - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
eject, expel, release, exhaust, discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
6.eliminate - remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
7.eliminate - remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

eliminate

verb
1. remove, end, stop, withdraw, get rid of, abolish, cut out, dispose of, terminate, banish, eradicate, put an end to, do away with, dispense with, stamp out, exterminate, get shot of, wipe from the face of the earth The Act has not eliminated discrimination in employment.
2. knock out, drop, reject, exclude, axe (informal), get rid of, expel, leave out, throw out, omit, put out, eject I was eliminated from the 400 metres in the semifinals.
3. (Slang) murder, kill, do in (slang), take out (slang), terminate, slay, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), liquidate, annihilate, exterminate, bump off (slang), rub out (U.S. slang), waste (informal) They claimed that 87,000 `reactionaries' had been eliminated.

eliminate

verb
1. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution:
2. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered:
3. To take or leave out:
4. To discharge (wastes or foreign substances) from the body:
Medicine: purge.
Translations
يُزيل، يُخْرِج، يُقْصي، يُبْعِديَسْتَبْعِدُ
odstranit
eliminerefjerneudelade
eliminoida
eliminirati
mellőz
slá út; útrÿma, fjarlægja
除去する
제거하다
iznīcinātizslēgtlikvidēt
eliminera
ขจัด
loại trừ

eliminate

[ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt] VT (gen) → eliminar; [+ suspect, possibility] → descartar; [+ bad language, mistakes, details] → suprimir, eliminar

eliminate

[ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt] vt
(= eradicate) [+ poverty, discrimination, toxins, nuclear weapons] → éliminer
to eliminate sth from sth → supprimer qch de qch
(= knock out) [+ candidate, team] → éliminer
to eliminate sb from sth [+ competition] → éliminer qn de qch
(= exclude) [+ possibility] → écarter
to eliminate sb from an enquiry [police] → écarter qn d'une enquête

eliminate

vt
(= remove)ausschließen; competitorausschalten; inflation, poverty, wasteein Ende machen (+dat); danger, problembeseitigen; (Physiol) → ausscheiden, eliminieren; (Math) → eliminieren; our team/candidate was eliminated in the second roundunsere Mannschaft/unser Kandidat schied in der zweiten Runde aus
(= kill) enemyausschalten, eliminieren

eliminate

[ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt] vt (gen) → eliminare; (suspect, possibility) → scartare

eliminate

(iˈlimineit) verb
to get rid of; to omit or exclude. He was eliminated from the tennis match in the first round.
eˌlimiˈnation noun

eliminate

يَسْتَبْعِدُ odstranit eliminere ausschließen εξαλείφω eliminar eliminoida éliminer eliminirati eliminare 除去する 제거하다 elimineren eliminere wyeliminować eliminar удалять eliminera ขจัด çıkarmak loại trừ 排除

eliminate

v. eliminar, expeler del organismo; suprimir.

eliminate

vt eliminar
References in classic literature ?
The dresser, and the great walnut wardrobe which held all my clothes, even my hats and shoes, I had pushed out of the way, and I considered them non-existent, as children eliminate incongruous objects when they are playing house.
I really think that we may eliminate him entirely from our calculations.
These strong, silent men who mean to be head-gardeners before they are thirty, and eliminate woman from their lives as a dangerous obstacle to the successful career, pay a heavy penalty when they do fall in love.
I mean something to eliminate the sanguinary element from her conversation.
The knowledge that he alone could navigate the Cowrie had, up to now, been sufficient assurance of his safety; but quite evidently something had occurred of which he had no knowledge that would make it quite worth the while of his co-conspirators to eliminate him.
All we have to do is just that to eliminate the trained-animal turn from all public places of entertainment.
Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.
Seize upon things salient, eliminate the rest, and you have pictures.
In order to eliminate the reference to our perceptions, which introduces an irrelevant psychological suggestion, I will take a different illustration, namely, stellar photography.
We have established in every large region of population a system of voice-nerves that puts every man at every other man's ear, and which so magically eliminates the factor of distance that the United States becomes three thousand miles of neighbors, side by side.
The result is massacre; not, however, without its advantages, as it eliminates the more brutal and troublesome of the Isosceles; and by many of our Circles the destructiveness of the Thinner Sex is regarded as one among many providential arrangements for suppressing redundant population, and nipping Revolution in the bud.
Some authors believe that long-continued domestication eliminates this strong tendency to sterility: from the history of the dog I think there is some probability in this hypothesis, if applied to species closely related together, though it is unsupported by a single experiment.