elimination - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
singularelimination
pluraleliminations
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of getting rid of something that is not wanted or needed
    elimination of:

    the elimination of all nuclear weapons

  2. 2
    [countable] defeat in a competition

    The team are still stunned by their elimination from the World Cup.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the murder of someone who is considered to be a problem