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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eliminator - an agent that eliminates something
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
obliterator - an eliminator that does away with all traces
Translations

eliminator

[ɪˈlɪmɪneɪtəʳ] N (Boxing) → combate m eliminatorio

eliminator

[ɪˈlɪmɪneɪtər] (British) elimination game (US) n (SPORT)éliminatoire f
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