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eliminate

e·lim·i·nate

eliminate

 
 
pronunciation:
lI mih neIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: eliminated, eliminates, eliminating
definition 1: to dispose of, remove, or destroy.
Many cleaning products claim to eliminate germs.The corrupt and ruthless leader found ways to eliminate his enemies.
 
synonyms:
do away with, remove
similar words:
abolish, annihilate, blot out, cancel, delete, destroy, discard, dispel, dispose of, edit, efface, eradicate, erase, excise, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, kill, liquidate, obliterate, purge
definition 2: to remove from consideration.
Making that error eliminated him from the spelling contest.The police have eliminated the victim's wife as a suspect.
synonyms:
remove
similar words:
banish, delete, except, exclude, obviate, omit, reject, rule out, weed out
definition 3: of an organism, to expel (waste matter).
Waste that is eliminated by cattle and horses is used as fertilizer.
similar words:
discharge, expel, void