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    eliminate

    eliminate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word eliminate

    Definition
    (verb) terminate, end, or take out
    Example Sentence
    • Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
    • Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
    • eliminate my debts
    Definition
    (verb) do away with
    Synonyms : obviate , rid of
    Definition
    (verb) kill in large numbers
    Example Sentence
    • the plague wiped out an entire population
    Definition
    (verb) dismiss from consideration or a contest
    Synonyms : reject , rule out , winnow out
    Example Sentence
    • John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi
    • This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration
    Definition
    (verb) eliminate from the body
    Synonyms : egest , excrete , pass
    Example Sentence
    • Pass a kidney stone
    Definition
    (verb) remove from a contest or race
    Example Sentence
    • The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race
    Definition
    (verb) remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
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