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eliminate

(ĭ-lĭm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. elimi·nated, elimi·nating, elimi·nates
1. To get rid of; remove: an effort to eliminate homelessness; eliminated his enemies.
2.
a. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject: For now, let's eliminate from the discussion the possibility of failure.
b. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
3. Mathematics To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
4. Physiology To excrete (bodily wastes).

e·lim′i·na′tion n.
e·lim′i·na′tive, e·lim′i·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·lim′i·na′tor n.
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eliminate

(ē-lĭm′ĭ-nāt)
To expel; to rid the body of waste material.
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