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Meaning of ELIMINATE

Pronunciation:  i'limu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
  2. [v]  kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  3. [v]  terminate or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"
  4. [v]  math: remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
  5. [v]  dismiss from consideration; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
  6. [v]  remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
  7. [v]  do away with
 

ELIMINATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: annihilate, carry off, decimate, do away with, egest, eradicate, excrete, extinguish, get rid of, obviate, pass, reject, rid of, rule out, wipe out
 
 Antonyms: ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take
 
 See Also: barf, be sick, beat, beat out, ca-ca, cancel out, cast, cat, chuck, close out, crap, crush, cut, cut out, defecate, destroy, destruct, discharge, disgorge, drown, eject, empty, evacuate, except, exclude, expel, exudate, exude, honk, kill, knock out, leave off, leave out, make, make water, micturate, obliterate, omit, ooze, ooze out, pass water, pee, pee-pee, perspire, piddle, piss, preclude, prune, puddle, puke, purge, rationalise, rationalize, regorge, regurgitate, release, relieve oneself, remove, retch, rule out, shell, shit, sick, snuff out, spend a penny, spew, spue, sudate, sweat, take, take a crap, take a leak, take a shit, take away, take out, throw up, transude, trounce, upchuck, urinate, vanquish, void, vomit, vomit up, wee, wee-wee, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*lim"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eliminated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Eliminating}.] [L. eliminatus, p. p. of
eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. akin to limes
boundary. See {Limit}.]
1. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release;
   to set at liberty.

         Eliminate my spirit, give it range Through provinces
         of thought yet unexplored.            --Young.

2. (Alg.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to
   eliminate an unknown quantity.

3. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive
   inquiry; to leave out of consideration.

         Eliminate errors that have been gathering and
         accumulating.                         --Lowth.

4. To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to
   deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion. [Recent,
   and not well authorized]

5. (Physiol.) To separate; to expel from the system; to
   excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs
   carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, assassinate, ban, bar, bate, blow, blow out, bob, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, chuck, clean out, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, clip, count out, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, debar, deep-six, defecate, delete, deplete, deport, deracinate, discard, discharge, dismiss, dispel, dispose of, ditch, do away with, dock, drain, dump, effuse, egest, eighty-six, eject, elide, emit, empty, empty out, enucleate, eradicate, erase, evacuate, evict, except, excise, exclude, excrete, exhaust, exile, expatriate, expel, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, extravasate, exudate, exude, fling off, freeze out, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, give off, isolate, jettison, jilt, knock off, liquidate, lop, murder, mutilate, nip, oust, outlaw, pare, part with, pass, peel, pick out, prune, purge, reject, remove, root out, root up, rule out, scour out, secrete, set apart, set aside, shake off, shave, shear, shoo, shut out, slough, stamp out, strike off, strike out, strip, strip off, suspend, sweep away, sweep out, take off, take out, throw away, throw off, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, toss overboard, transude, truncate, unclog, unfoul, uproot, vent, void, weed out, weep, wipe out
 

 

 

 

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