eliminatory

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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