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Definition of ELIMINATE

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Eliminate \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. [1913 Webster]

              Eliminate my spirit, give it range
              Through provinces of thought yet unexplored.
                                                    --Young. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Alg.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity. [1913 Webster]

     3. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration. [1913 Webster]

              Eliminate errors that have been gathering and accumulating.                         --Lowth. [1913 Webster]

     4. To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion. [Recent, and not well authorized] [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "eliminate": 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

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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