elimination

noun, often attributive
elim·​i·​na·​tion | \ i-ˌli-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce elimination (audio) \

Definition of elimination

: the act, process, or an instance of eliminating or discharging: such as
a : the act of discharging or excreting waste products from the body
b : the removal from a molecule of the constituents of a simpler molecule ethylene is formed by the elimination of water from ethanol — compare addition sense 4

Examples of elimination in a Sentence

the elimination of waste products from the body

Recent Examples on the Web

Louisville’s season was on the brink of elimination in a June 2 NCAA Regional game against Indiana. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "As the College World Series nears, Louisville baseball has confidence in its bullpen," 15 June 2019 Two and a half weeks ago, on May 28, the St. Thomas Academy baseball team was on the brink of elimination. Paul Hodowanic, Twin Cities, "Class 3A state baseball: St. Thomas Academy beats Austin to move into title game," 14 June 2019 Then the Blues brought the Bruins within the brink of elimination by claiming a 2-1 victory over them in Game 5. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "St. Louis Blues Dominate Boston Bruins to Win Their First-Ever Stanley Cup Championship," 12 June 2019 The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of their first NBA title, while the defending champions Golden State Warriors are on the brink of elimination with a huge Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night north of the boarder. Sean Meagher | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "NBA Finals live updates: Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors Game 5 score, how to watch," 10 June 2019 On the brink of elimination against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2016 Western Conference Finals, Thompson scored a team-high 68 points over the next two games before Stephen Curry’s 36 won Game 7 at home. Matt Schneidman, The Mercury News, "Can Klay Thompson find that 2016 magic and keep the Warriors alive?," 7 June 2019 With the potential tying and winning runs on the corners, Stronach struck out on a breaking ball for the final out, sealing a 3-2 UCLA loss that puts the team back on the brink of elimination from the NCAA tournament. Jack Harris, latimes.com, "UCLA's rally in the ninth falls short against Michigan in NCAA super regional opener," 7 June 2019 Uché was in danger of elimination after not receiving enough votes from America. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'American Idol' Winner Maddie Poppe SLAMS Voters Over Uché and Top 10 Results," 16 Apr. 2019 This exclusion is worth much more to most retirees than the plan to increase the tax rates, and its elimination (which is suggested periodically) would result in roads full of Illini moving to Florida, Nevada and Texas. WSJ, "Gov. Pritzker’s Ramp and Illinois Tax Math," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of elimination

1627, in the meaning defined above

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elimination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of elimination

: the act or process of removing something or someone

elimination

noun
elim·​i·​na·​tion | \ i-ˌli-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce elimination (audio) \

Kids Definition of elimination

1 : the act or process of excluding or getting rid of
2 : a getting rid of waste from the body

elimination

noun
elim·​i·​na·​tion | \ i-ˌlim-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce elimination (audio) \

Medical Definition of elimination

1 : the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances from the body
2 eliminations plural : bodily discharges including urine, feces, and vomit
3 : the removal from a molecule of the constituents of a simpler molecule ethylene is formed by the elimination of water from ethanol

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