Eliminate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word eliminate
Brit.  |ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word eliminate
- terminate, end, or take out (syn: extinguish)
- do away with (syn: obviate)
- kill in large numbers (syn: annihilate, carry off, decimate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out)
- dismiss from consideration or a contest (syn: reject, rule out)
- eliminate from the body (syn: excrete, pass)
- remove from a contest or race
- remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations


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.

Jim was eliminated from the tennis competition in the first match.

All mythological expressions have probably been eliminated.

We must eliminate these customs from our conception.

Eating the right food helps to eliminate waste matter from the body.

The credit card eliminates the need for cash or cheques.

The teacher should try to eliminate the possibility that the child has a hearing defect.

Fatty foods should be eliminated from the diet.

Our team was eliminated in the first round.

Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics

This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration

The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race

Word forms

I/you/we/they: eliminate
he/she/it: eliminates
present participle: eliminating
past tense: eliminated
past participle: eliminated
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