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eliminate

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.

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