- 1to remove or get rid of something or someone eliminate something/somebody Credit cards eliminate the need to carry a lot of cash. eliminate something/somebody from something The police have eliminated two suspects from their investigation. This diet claims to eliminate toxins from the body.
- 2 eliminate somebody (from something) [usually passive] to defeat a person or a team so that they no longer take part in a competition, etc. synonym knock out Her team was eliminated in the early stages of the competition. She was eliminated from the tournament in the first round.
- 3eliminate somebody (formal) to kill someone, especially an enemy or opponent Most of the regime's left-wing opponents were eliminated.
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NAmE//ɪˈlɪməˌneɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eliminate
he / she / it eliminates
past simple eliminated
-ing form eliminating
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NAmE//ɪˌlɪməˈneɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] the elimination of disease/poverty/crime There were three eliminations in the first round of the competition. the elimination of toxins from the body