The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eliminate \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.]
1. 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.
2. (Alg.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to
eliminate an unknown quantity.
3. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive
inquiry; to leave out of consideration.
Eliminate errors that have been gathering and
4. 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.