Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


One entry found for eliminate.
Main Entry: elim·i·nate
Pronunciation: i-'li-m&-"nAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -nat·ed; -nat·ing
Etymology: Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare, from e- + limin-, limen threshold
Date: 1568
transitive verb
1 a : to put an end to or get rid of : REMOVE, ERADICATE <the need to eliminate poverty> <eliminate errors> b : to remove from consideration <cannot yet eliminate him as a suspect> c : to remove from further competition by defeating <the team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs>
2 : to expel (as waste) from the living body
3 : to cause (as an unknown) to disappear by combining two or more mathematical equations
intransitive verb : to expel waste from the living body
- elim·i·na·tive /-'li-m&-"nA-tiv/ adjective
- elim·i·na·tor /-"nA-t&r/ noun