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English definition of “eliminate”

eliminate

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt/
to completely remove something that is not wanted or needed: The problem we confront today is there is no one thing that can eliminate our dependency on petroleum. The UK hopes other countries will support its proposals to eliminate debt owed by the poorest African states to international institutions.
elimination noun [U]
(Definition of eliminate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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