eliminative

eliminate

[ih-lim-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), eliminated, eliminating.
1.
to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger. do away with, banish, abolish, eradicate, erase, exterminate, cut out, annihilate, weed out, stamp out, rub out. obtain, get, invite.
2.
to omit, especially as being unimportant or irrelevant; leave out: I have eliminated all statistical tables, which are of interest only to the specialist. throw out, exclude, drop, delete, except. include, accept, admit, incorporate.
3.
to remove from further consideration or competition, especially by defeating in a contest.
4.
to eradicate or kill: to eliminate the enemy.
5.
Physiology. to void or expel from an organism.
6.
Mathematics. to remove (a quantity) from an equation by elimination.

Origin:
1560–70; 1915–20 for def 4; < Latin ēlīminātus turned out of doors (past participle of ēlīmināre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + līmin-, stem of līmen threshold + -ātus -ate1

eliminability [ih-lim-uh-nuh-bil-i-tee] , noun
eliminative, adjective
noneliminative, adjective
preeliminate, verb (used with object), preeliminated, preeliminating.
uneliminated, adjective
well-eliminated, adjective
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eliminate (ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to remove or take out; get rid of
2.  to reject as trivial or irrelevant; omit from consideration
3.  to remove (a competitor, team, etc) from a contest, usually by defeat
4.  slang to murder in a cold-blooded manner
5.  physiol to expel (waste matter) from the body
6.  maths to remove (an unknown variable) from two or more simultaneous equations
 
[C16: from Latin ēlīmināre to turn out of the house, from e- out + līmen threshold]
 
usage  Eliminate is sometimes wrongly used to talk about avoiding the repetition of something undesirable: we must prevent (not eliminate) further mistakes of this kind
 
e'liminable
 
adj
 
elimina'bility
 
n
 
e'liminant
 
n
 
e'liminative
 
adj
 
e'liminatory
 
adj
 
e'liminator
 
n

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eliminate
1560s, from L. eliminatus, pp. of eliminare "thrust out of doors, expel," from ex limine "off the threshold," from ex "off, out" + limine, abl. of limen "threshold." Used literally at first; sense of "exclude" first attested 1714; sense of "expel waste from the body" is c.1795. Related: Eliminated; eliminating.
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