from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To get rid of; remove: an effort to eliminate homelessness; eliminated his enemies.
- transitive v. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject.
- transitive v. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
- transitive v. Mathematics To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
- transitive v. Physiology To excrete (bodily wastes).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
- v. To kill (a person or animal).
- v. To excrete (waste products).
- v. To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.
- transitive v. To cause to disappear from an equation.
- transitive v. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration.
- transitive v. To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce.
- transitive v. To separate; to expel from the system; to excrete
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go beyond the limit or limits of.
- To thrust out; remove, throw aside, or disregard as injurious, superfluous, irrelevant, or for any reason undesirable or unnecessary; expel; get rid of.
- In mathematics, to remove (a quantity) from a system of equations by the reduction of the number of equations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
- v. do away with
- v. terminate, end, or take out
- v. kill in large numbers
- v. dismiss from consideration or a contest
- v. eliminate from the body
- v. remove from a contest or race
We collectively are making the virtual elimination of these new infections in children an achievable goal, deliberately using the word "eliminate" -- not just "prevent."
If the word eliminate only makes you want them more, then make a pact with yourself to systematically cut back until you have only the occasional soda or other sugary drink as part of a planned treat.
As far as I'm concerned, the right thing to eliminate is Nancy Pelosi, at least from her seat in Congress.
All they eliminate is the gov subsidy of the guarantee of the loans.
The only thing this plan would eliminate is the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud, as well as unwarranted subsidies in Medicare that go to insurance companies – subsidies that do everything to pad their profits and nothing to improve your care.
The only thing this plan would eliminate is the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud, as well as unwarranted subsidies in Medicare that go to insurance companies -- subsidies that do everything to pad their profits but don't improve the care of seniors.
Well, the single most obvious luxury to eliminate is those goddam trips to Las Vegas.
If you can get them for such a small price that it won't affect your income, do use them, but generally when times are tough, the first thing to eliminate is all the non-food products.
It sounds simple -- all we have to eliminate is the water and/or the amount of salts in the masonry materials and we have solved our salitre problems.
Opponents of the Serrano-Fortuño bill say it is constructed to eliminate from the ballot one major option -- an enhancement of the current commonwealth arrangement.