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verb [transitive] eliminate pronunciation in American English /ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt/
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present tense
present participleeliminating
past tenseeliminated
past participleeliminated
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  1. 1
    to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
    Many infectious diseases have been virtually eliminated.
    eliminate something from something: He has had to eliminate dairy products from his diet.
  2. 2
    [usually passive] to remove someone from a competition or election
    Five candidates were eliminated after the first interview.
  3. 3
    to decide that someone or something is not responsible for something
    We’ve eliminated the possibility that the fire was started deliberately.
    Police who interviewed the man are eliminating him as a suspect.


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