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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 ?
of us, under the easy circumstance of our own weakness, remains another way most easily to express ourselves for the purpose of eliminating from the world the cruelty that is practised by some few of us, for the entertainment of the rest of us, on the trained animals, who, after all, are only lesser animals than we on the round world's surface.
Had Edward not gone so far afield in pursuit of the Londoners, the victory might easily have been on the side of the royalists early in the day, but by thus eliminating his division after defeating a part of De Montfort's army, it was as though neither of these two forces had been engaged.
The larger significance of the telephone is that it completes the work of eliminating the hermit and gypsy elements of civilization.
He even took private instruction in English, and succeeded in eliminating his worst faults, though in moments of excitement he was prone to lapse into "you-all," "knowed," "sure," and similar solecisms.
You were to have universal concord, and were to get it by eliminating all the people who wouldn't, or conscientiously couldn't, be concordant.
The giant kidney bean-shaped bag eliminates the need to package a relatively large passenger airbag in the instrument panel, and can reduce the cost of that piece by eliminating the need for an engineered door that opens with the airbag deployment.
Invoking the pleasant fantasy of "a peaceful, civilized world free of weapons of mass destruction," Kampelman wrote that "our government [should] embrace the goal of eliminating all weapons of mass destruction.
Eliminating non-compatible castings should be a top priority and addressed without waiting for compatible replacements for the lost volume.
To begin with, the Panel suggested eliminating or capping several popular deductions, such as eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction and replacing it with a 15 percent limited credit.
Hydrogenation creates trans fatty acids, so eliminating this process also eliminates the trans fats.
Besides eliminating dual social security coverage, another primary objective of totalization agreements is to cover workers under the system to which they anticipate having long-term ties, during both their working life and after retirement.
Identifying and eliminating or minimizing toxins in your environment is part of the process.