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eliminating


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  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. 




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