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eliminateverb [T]

us   /ɪˈlɪm·əˌneɪt/
to remove or take away something: You can never totally eliminate the possibility of human error.
elimination
noun [U] us   /ɪˌlɪm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
Arts programs face elimination in some school systems.
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"eliminate" in British English

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eliminateverb

uk   /iˈlɪm.ɪ.neɪt/ us   /iˈlɪm.ə.neɪt/
C1 [T] to remove or take away someone or something: A move towards healthy eating could help eliminate heart disease. We eliminated the possibility that it could have been an accident. The police eliminated him from their enquiries.
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 police officer was accused of helping a drug gang eliminate rivals.

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"eliminate" in Business English

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eliminateverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt/ us  
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]
The merger is expected to result in the elimination of 4,000 jobs at the combined company.
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