eliminate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare (to turn out of doors, banish), from e (out) + limen (a threshold), akin to limes (a boundary); see limit.

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VerbEdit

eliminate (third-person singular simple present eliminates, present participle eliminating, simple past and past participle eliminated)

  1. (transitive) To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
  2. (slang) To kill (a person or animal).
  3. (physiology) To excrete (waste products).
  4. To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
    Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
    John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.
  5. (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.[1]

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SynonymsEdit

  • give the chop to
  • give the boot to
  • give the sack to
  • give the walking papers to
  • vote off

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FindMyBestCPA.com - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

eliminate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of eliminare
  2. second-person plural imperative of eliminare
  3. feminine plural of eliminato

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

ēlīmināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlīminō
Last modified on 12 March 2014, at 16:44