eliminate meaning


    Definition of eliminate in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGeliminatesPReliminatingPT, PPeliminatedSUF-ate
    1. VT To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
      1. SLA To kill (a person or animal).
        1. (physiology) To excrete (waste products).
          1. To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
            1. Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
            2. John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.
          2. (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
              • New York City's largest hospital has agreed to retrain some unionized employees whose jobs were to be eliminated under an austerity drive, the hospital and its largest labor union said yesterday.
              • Additionally, the CDDO analogues (CDDO-ethyl amide and CDDO-trifluoroethyl amide) eliminate vascuolation in the BAT in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease [44].
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • The next step was the invention of the self-tailing device, whereby the need for a tailer, holding the sheet or halyard while another person operated the winch, was eliminated.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            Meaning of eliminate for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "eliminate" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
            Difficultness: Level 4
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 7
            Definite    ➨     Versatile