- (transitive) To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.
- (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, The Century Co., New York, 1911