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Pronunciación: /əˈliməˌnāt/


[with object]
1Completely remove or get rid of (something): a policy that would eliminate inflation
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Ozone, produced by zapping oxygen with electricity, will be pumped into the water taken out of Cheney to remove impurities and eliminate most odors.
  • The only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it and destroy it where it grows.
  • In either case, the fear of personal liability for individual health care workers would be removed, resulting in eliminating the need to hide errors.
remove, get rid of, put an end to, do away with, end, stop, terminate, eradicate, destroy, annihilate, stamp out, wipe out, extinguish
1.1Exclude (someone or something) from consideration: the police have eliminated Larry from their inquiries
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  • Until a team is eliminated from playoff contention, the goal is to win now.
  • Internal bickering and finger-pointing plagued the team after it was eliminated from the World Cup.
  • Nothing will change until the team is officially eliminated from the playoffs.
knock out, beat;
exclude, rule out, disqualify
1.2Murder (a rival or political opponent).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The new military regime initiated a series of measures restricting civil and legal freedoms to eliminate potential political opponents.
  • The goal of this operation was to eliminate a key political figure in the Algerian resistance and to disrupt its infrastructure.
  • Moreover, sanctions appear not to have stopped regimes from silencing or eliminating internal political opposition.
1.3 (usually be eliminated) Exclude (a person or team) from further participation in a sporting competition following defeat or inadequate results: the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round
1.4 Mathematics Remove (a variable) from an equation, typically by substituting another that is shown by a different equation to be equivalent.
1.5 Chemistry Generate or remove (a simple substance) as a product in the course of a reaction involving larger molecules.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • If excess methanol is heated with concentrated sulfuric acid one molecule of water is eliminated from two molecules of methanol to produce dimethyl ether.
  • The simple molecule eliminated can be water, ammonia, or an alcohol.
  • Generally, the molecule that is eliminated during a condensation sequence is a simple one such as water.
1.6 Physiology Expel (waste matter) from the body.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Diuretics lower blood pressure by helping your body eliminate sodium and water.
  • Your colon normally eliminates waste material and bacteria and absorbs water and sodium to maintain your body's fluid and electrolyte balance.
  • This helps the body to eliminate toxins and waste products, and will also help counteract the common pregnancy complaints of constipation and nausea.



Pronunciación: /əˈlimənəb(ə)l/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • At first Berkeley poured scorn on those who adhere to the concept of infinitesimal, maintaining that the use of infinitesimals in deriving mathematical results is illusory, and is in fact eliminable.
  • One or two of the purported observations might be eliminable in virtue of some logical property of the word ‘observe’, such as that it is not logically possible to observe the future.
  • Unlike redundancy theories, however, the prosentential theory does not take the truth predicate to be always eliminable without loss.


Pronunciación: /əˈliməˌnādər/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • And even if tax eliminators win only a few of the battles, it will be a major move in the right direction.
  • Some maintain that these professional paranormal eliminators in New York are the cause of it all.
  • There was also the women's under-19 soccer team that was in South Africa in the same week besides having hosted their counterparts from there two weeks previously in a World Cup eliminator.


Pronunciación: /əˈlimənəˌtôrē/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • We were then moved into the eliminatory sixteen and Blinky started to really show his talent.
  • Bombardment with these substances can lead to the breakdown of our immune system and eliminatory system.
  • These include arthritis, headache and eliminatory complaints.


Mid 16th century (in the sense 'drive out, expel'): from Latin eliminat- 'turned out of doors', from the verb eliminare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + limen, limin- 'threshold'.

  • ‘Drive out, expel’ was the early sense of eliminate from Latin eliminare ‘turn or thrust out of doors’, based on limen, ‘threshold’. The sense ‘kill, murder’ dates from the early 18th century.

Palabras que riman con eliminate

discriminate, incriminate, recriminate

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División en sílabas: e·lim·i·nate

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