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elimination

noun [U] uk   us   /ɪˌlɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
C2 the process of removing something: the elimination of disease/pain their elimination from the competitionby a process of elimination by removing from several possible answers the ones that are unlikely to be correct until only one is left: We eventually found the answer by a process of elimination.
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