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eliminate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eliminate  \E*lim"i*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eliminated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Eliminating}.]  [L.  eliminatus  p.  p.  of 
  eliminare;  e  out  +  limen  threshold;  prob.  akin  to  limes 
  boundary.  See  {Limit}.] 
  1.  To  put  out  of  doors;  to  expel;  to  discharge;  to  release; 
  to  set  at  liberty. 
 
  Eliminate  my  spirit,  give  it  range  Through  provinces 
  of  thought  yet  unexplored.  --Young. 
 
  2.  (Alg.)  To  cause  to  disappear  from  an  equation;  as  to 
  eliminate  an  unknown  quantity. 
 
  3.  To  set  aside  as  unimportant  in  a  process  of  inductive 
  inquiry;  to  leave  out  of  consideration. 
 
  Eliminate  errors  that  have  been  gathering  and 
  accumulating.  --Lowth. 
 
  4.  To  obtain  by  separating,  as  from  foreign  matters;  to 
  deduce;  as  to  eliminate  an  idea  or  a  conclusion.  [Recent, 
  and  not  well  authorized] 
 
  5.  (Physiol.)  To  separate;  to  expel  from  the  system;  to 
  excrete;  as  the  kidneys  eliminate  urea,  the  lungs 
  carbonic  acid;  to  eliminate  poison  from  the  system. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eliminate 
  v  1:  terminate  or  take  out  "Let's  eliminate  the  course  on 
  Akkadian  hieroglyphics"  [syn:  {get  rid  of},  {do  away 
  with}] 
  2:  do  away  with  [syn:  {obviate},  {rid  of}]  [ant:  {necessitate}] 
  3:  kill  in  large  numbers;  "the  plague  wiped  out  an  entire 
  population"  [syn:  {annihilate},  {extinguish},  {eradicate}, 
  {wipe  out},  {decimate},  {carry  off}] 
  4:  dismiss  from  consideration;  John  was  ruled  out  as  a  possible 
  suspect  because  he  had  a  strong  alibi."  [syn:  {rule  out}, 
  {reject}] 
  5:  eliminate  from  the  body;  "Pass  a  kidney  stone"  [syn:  {excrete}, 
  {egest},  {pass}] 
  6:  excrete  or  discharge  from  the  body  [syn:  {evacuate},  {void}, 
  {empty}] 




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