To completely destroy (something) so that it no longer exists.
  1. To kill (a person or animal).
  2. To excrete (waste products).
  3. To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
    Bill was eliminated as a suspect when the police interviewed witnesses.
    John was eliminated as a contestant when it was found he had gained, rather than lost, weight.
  4. To record amounts in a to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.

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