eliminate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪˈlɪməneɪt/
Verb

eliminate (eliminates, present participle eliminating; past and past participle eliminated)

  1. (transitive) To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.
  2. (transitive, slang) To kill (a person or animal).
    a ruthless mobster who eliminated his enemies
  3. (ambitransitive, physiology) To excrete (waste products).
  4. (transitive) To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
    Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
    John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.
  5. (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.
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