eliminate

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From Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare (to turn out of doors, banish), from e (out) + limen (a threshold), akin to limes (a boundary); see limit.

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

  1. (transitive) To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
  2. (slang) To kill (a person or animal).
  3. (physiology) To excrete (waste products).
  4. 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)

Italian[edit]

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eliminate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of eliminare
  2. second-person plural imperative of eliminare
  3. feminine plural of eliminato

Latin[edit]

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ēlīmināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlīminō