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verb [transitive] eliminate pronunciation in British English /ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt/
Word Forms
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
    to decide that someone or something is not responsible for something
    We’ve eliminated the possibility that the fire was started deliberately.
    eliminate someone from your inquiries (=believe they are innocent): Police who interviewed the man are eliminating him from their inquiries.
  3. 3
    [usually passive] to remove someone from a competition or election
    Five candidates were eliminated after the first interview.


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