1. [ verb ] terminate or take out
Synonyms: get_rid_of do_away_with

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"

Related terms: destroy exclude knock_out cancel_out cut_out cut drown snuff_out cut_out decouple decouple obliterate elimination
2. [ verb ] do away with
Synonyms: rid_of obviate
Related terms: necessitate preclude obviation
3. [ verb ] kill in large numbers
Synonyms: eradicate annihilate wipe_out decimate carry_off extinguish

"the plague wiped out an entire population"

Related terms: kill decimate annihilation annihilation decimation annihilator
4. [ verb ] eliminate from the body
Synonyms: egest pass excrete

"Pass a kidney stone"

Related terms: discharge sweat exude defecate vomit make evacuate urinate passage elimination
5. [ verb ] dismiss from consideration
Synonyms: rule_out reject

"John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi" "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"

6. [ verb ] remove from a contest or race

"The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"

Related terms: beat
7. [ verb ] remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
Related terms: remove mathematics
8. [ verb ] excrete or discharge from the body
Synonyms: void empty evacuate
Related terms: discharge excrete suction emptying elimination defecator
Similar spelling:   eliminator