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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elim·i·nate /ɪˈlɪməˌnet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 elim·i·nate /-ˌnet/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lim·i·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eliminated p. pr. & vb. n. Eliminating ]
 1. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.
 Eliminate my spirit, give it range
 Through provinces of thought yet unexplored.   --Young.
 2. Alg. To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity.
 3. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration.
    Eliminate errors that have been gathering and accumulating.   --Lowth.
 4. To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion. [Recent, and not well authorized]
 5. Physiol. To separate; to expel from the system; to excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: terminate or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on
           Akkadian hieroglyphics" [syn: get rid of, do away
      2: do away with [syn: obviate, rid of] [ant: necessitate]
      3: kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire
         population" [syn: annihilate, extinguish, eradicate,
          wipe out, decimate, carry off]
      4: dismiss from consideration; "John was ruled out as a
         possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This
         possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
         [syn: rule out, reject]
      5: eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone" [syn: excrete,
          egest, pass]
      6: remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated
         all the competitors in the race"
      7: remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations