Definition of elimination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] elimination (of something/somebody) (from something) the process of removing or getting rid of something/somebody completely the elimination of disease/poverty/crime the elimination of toxins from the body
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] elimination (of something/somebody) (from something) the act or process of defeating a person or a team so that they no longer take part in a competition, etc. There were three eliminations in the first round of the competition.
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) the act of killing somebody, especially an enemy or opponent

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