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Overview of verb eliminate

The verb eliminate has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (40) extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with

(terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")

2. (13) obviate, rid of, eliminate

(do away with)

3. (2) eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off

(kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population")

4. (1) rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject

(dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration")

5. (1) excrete, egest, eliminate, pass

(eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone")

6. eliminate

(remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race")

7. eliminate

(remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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