- (transitive) To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.
- 2020 August 4, Jason Schreier, “Blizzard Employees Share Salaries With Each Other to Protest Wage Disparities”, in Time:
- Last year, the company eliminated hundreds of jobs and asked some of the remaining staff to take on the responsibilities of those who were let go.
- (transitive, slang) To kill (a person or animal).
- a ruthless mobster who eliminated his enemies
- (transitive, intransitive, physiology) To excrete (waste products).
- (transitive) 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.
- (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.
- See also Thesaurus:destroy, abrogate, abolish
- (excrete): See Thesaurus:urinate and Thesaurus:defecate
to exclude (from investigation or from further competition) — see exclude
eliminate the effects of intercompany transactions in a consolidation statement
- eliminate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- eliminate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.