Definitions for: Eliminate


[v] eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
[v] kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
[v] terminate or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"
[v] math: remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
[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"
[v] remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
[v] do away with



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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