E*lim"i*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eliminated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Eliminating (?).] [L. eliminatus, p. p. of eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. akin to limes boundary. See Limit.]


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.


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.


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.


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