Definition of eliminate
- eliminate errors
- eliminate someone as a suspect
- the team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs
- eliminate an unknown quantity
Doctors seek to eliminate the causes of the epidemic.
The body naturally eliminates waste products.
The company plans to eliminate more than 2,000 jobs in the coming year.
She's trying to eliminate fatty foods from her diet.
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First Known Use: 1568See Words from the same year
: to remove (something that is not wanted or needed) : to get rid of (something)
: to defeat and remove (a team, player, etc.) from a competition
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