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Etymology Edit

From Latin ēlīminātus, past participle of ēlīmināre (to turn out of doors, banish), from ē (out) + līmen (a threshold), akin to līmes (a boundary); see English limit and limen.

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

  1. (transitive) To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.
    Synonyms: abrogate, abolish; see also Thesaurus:destroy
    • 2020 August 4, Jason Schreier, “Blizzard Employees Share Salaries With Each Other to Protest Wage Disparities”, in Time[2]:
      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.
  2. (transitive, slang) To kill (a person or animal).
    a ruthless mobster who eliminated his enemies
  3. (transitive, intransitive, physiology) To excrete (waste products).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:urinate, Thesaurus:defecate
    • 2015, Ilona Rodan, Sarah Heath, editors, Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare, Elsevier Health Sciences, →ISBN, page 7:
      In one study, 65.8% of the cat owners relinquishing a cat thought that their cat eliminated outside the litter box or destroyed furniture to spite them.
  4. (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.
  5. (accounting) To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.[1]

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  1. ^ “FindMyBestCPA.com - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 14 April 2011, archived from the original on 2011-03-08

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Etymology 1 Edit

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  1. inflection of eliminare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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eliminate f pl

  1. feminine plural of eliminato

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlīminō

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of eliminar combined with te