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eliminatus, past participle of eliminare
'to put out of doors'
to completely get rid of something that is unnecessary or unwanted
eliminate a need/possibility/risk/problem etc
The credit card eliminates the need for cash or cheques.
The teacher should try to eliminate the possibility that the child has a hearing defect.
eliminate something/somebody from something
Fatty foods should be eliminated from the diet.
to defeat a team or person in a competition, so that they no longer take part in it
Our team was eliminated in the first round.
to kill someone in order to prevent them from causing trouble
a ruthless dictator who eliminated all his rivals
eliminate somebody from your enquiries
if the police eliminate someone from their enquiries, they decide that that person did not commit a particular crime
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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