[ UK /ɪlˈɪmɪnˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ɪˈɫɪməˌneɪt/ ]
  1. dismiss from consideration or a contest
    This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration
    John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi
  2. do away with
  3. eliminate from the body
    Pass a kidney stone
  4. remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
  5. kill in large numbers
    the plague wiped out an entire population
  6. terminate, end, or take out
    Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
    Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
    eliminate my debts
  7. remove from a contest or race
    The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race
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How To Use eliminate In A Sentence

  • After the seacock or gate valve is closed, remove the hose temporarily so that it drains and then use an absorbent cloth or turkey baster to eliminate any residual water in the nipple.
  • If you think spaceflight is a bad thing, shouldn't we eliminate it entirely? Would You Bring Back NGLT-or SLI? - NASA Watch
  • The line of stemware and tumblers feature a unique magnesium-based crystal that the company says eliminates the trade-off between clarity and durability in this product category.
  • When a player gets 100 points, he is eliminated from further play.
  • The contestants are eliminated one by one until the last two compete in a head-to-head contest.
  • Water dilutes, dissolves and helps eliminate toxins and trash that could otherwise inhibit immune function, muscle recovery and growth.
  • Should one seek the causes, eliminate them and so prevent the disease?
  • We cannot eliminate all risk, and we should not aspire to do so.
  • The Colts coach will again contemplate whether to retire after his team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Chargers for a second consecutive season. NFL Replay: Staying or going, Dungy's historic place is secure
  • There are several general measures that can be taken to reduce or eliminate the problem altogether.
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