Pronunciation: (i-lim'u-nāt"), [key]
—v.t., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to remove or get rid of, esp. as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger.
2. to omit, esp. as being unimportant or irrelevant; leave out: I have eliminated all statistical tables, which are of interest only to the specialist.
3. to remove from further consideration or competition, esp. by defeating in a contest.
4. to eradicate or kill: to eliminate the enemy.
5. Physiol.to void or expel from an organism.
6. Math.to remove (a quantity) from an equation by elimination.
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