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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.
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.


1. the act of eliminating or the state of being eliminated
2. (Logic) logic (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operation may permit the derivation of others that do not contain it: conjunction-elimination; universal elimination.
3. (Chemistry) chem a type of chemical reaction involving the loss of a simple molecule, such as water or carbon dioxide


(ɪˌlɪm əˈneɪ ʃən)

1. the act of eliminating or the state of being eliminated.
2. the process of solving a system of simultaneous equations by using various techniques to remove the variables successively.
3. (in a tournament) a contest in which an individual or team is eliminated after one defeat.
e•lim′i•na`tor, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elimination - the act of removing or getting rid of somethingelimination - the act of removing or getting rid of something
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
simplification - elimination of superfluous details
2.elimination - the bodily process of discharging waste matterelimination - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
defecation, laxation, shitting - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
expelling, discharge, emission - any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus"
incontinence, incontinency - involuntary urination or defecation
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
3.elimination - analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
4.elimination - the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
5.elimination - the murder of a competitor
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being


noun removal, end, withdrawal, taking away, disposal, abolition, purging, termination, eradication, banishment the prohibition and elimination of chemical weapons


1. The act or process of eliminating:
2. The act of getting rid of something useless or used up:
3. The act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances:
Medicine: catharsis.
إبْعاد، إقْصاء، حَذْف، إزالَه
útsláttur; útrÿming


A. N (= suppression) → supresión f, eliminación f; (= being eliminated) → eliminación f
by process of eliminationpor eliminación
B. CPD elimination round Neliminatoria f


[ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən] n
(= eradication) [poverty, discrimination, toxins, nuclear weapons] → élimination f
elimination of sth from sth → élimination de qch de qch
the total elimination of sth from sth → l'éradication f de qch dans qch
[candidate, team] → élimination f
elimination of sb from sth [+ competition] → élimination f de qn de qch
[possibility] → élimination f
by a process of elimination → par élimination


(= removal)Ausschluss m, → Ausscheidung f; (of competitor)Ausschaltung f; (of inflation, poverty, waste)Beendung f; (of danger, problem)Beseitigung f; (Physiol) → Ausscheidung f, → Elimination f (spec); (Math) → Elimination f; by (a) process of eliminationdurch negative Auslese; our elimination by the German teamdie Ausschaltung unserer Mannschaft durch die deutsche
(= killing: of enemy) → Ausschaltung f, → Eliminierung f


[ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃn] neliminazione f
by process of elimination → per eliminazione


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


n. eliminación; exclusión.


n eliminación f
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