eliminate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “eliminate” in the English Dictionary

"eliminate" in British English

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eliminateverb

uk   us   /ɪˈlɪm.ɪ.neɪt/
C1 [T] to ​remove or take away someone or something: A ​move towards ​healthyeating could ​help eliminate ​heartdisease. We eliminated the possibility that it could have been an ​accident. The ​police eliminated him fromtheirenquiries.C1 [T often passive] to ​defeat someone so that they cannot ​continue in a ​competition: He was eliminated in the third round of the ​competition. [T] slang to ​murder someone: A ​policeofficer was ​accused of ​helping a ​druggang eliminate ​rivals.
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(Definition of eliminate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eliminate" in American English

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eliminateverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈlɪm·əˌneɪt/
to ​remove or take away something: You can never ​totally eliminate the ​possibility of ​humanerror.
elimination
noun [U]  us   /ɪˌlɪm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
Artsprogramsface elimination in some ​schoolsystems.
(Definition of eliminate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"eliminate" in Business English

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eliminateverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​debtowed by the ​poorest African ​states to ​internationalinstitutions.
elimination
noun [U]
The ​merger is expected to ​result in the elimination of 4,000 ​jobs at the ​combinedcompany.
(Definition of eliminate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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