e·lim·i·nate / iˈliməˌnāt/ • v. [tr.] completely remove or get rid of (something): a policy that would eliminate inflation. ∎ exclude (someone or something) from consideration: the police have eliminated Larry from their inquiries. ∎ murder (a rival or political opponent). ∎ Math. remove (a variable) from an equation, typically by substituting another that is shown by another equation to be equivalent. ∎ Chem. generate or remove (a simple substance) as a product in the course of a reaction involving larger molecules. ∎ Physiol. expel (waste matter) from the body.DERIVATIVES: e·lim·i·na·tion / iˌliməˈnāshən/ n.e·lim·i·na·tor / -ˌnātər/ n.