eliminator

[ih-lim-uh-ney-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that eliminates.
2.
Also called battery eliminator. a device that operates from a power line to supply current and voltage to a circuit designed to be operated by a battery.

Origin:
1880–85; eliminate + -or2

eliminatory [ih-lim-uh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
noneliminatory, adjective
preeliminator, noun
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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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Example sentences
He thinks that the mysterious noise eliminator is a threat to his power, and he wants to destroy him.
But our intent is not to have that fight as an eliminator.
Determine mist eliminator droplet removable efficiency in seawater operations.
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