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 for eliminate
From 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.
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              Eliminate my spirit, give it range
              Through provinces of thought yet unexplored.
                                                    --Young.
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     2. (Alg.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to
        eliminate an unknown quantity.
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     3. To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive
        inquiry; to leave out of consideration.
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              Eliminate errors that have been gathering and
              accumulating.                         --Lowth.
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     4. To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to
        deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion. [Recent,
        and not well authorized]
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  eliminate
      v 1: terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on
           Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these
           archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts" [syn: extinguish,
           eliminate, get rid of, do away with]
      2: do away with [syn: obviate, rid of, eliminate] [ant:
         ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate,
         need, postulate, require, take]
      3: kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire
         population" [syn: eliminate, annihilate, extinguish,
         eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off]
      4: dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out
         as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This
         possibility can be eliminated from our consideration" [syn:
         rule out, eliminate, winnow out, reject]
      5: eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone" [syn:
         excrete, egest, eliminate, pass]
      6: remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated
         all the competitors in the race"
      7: remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "eliminate":
     abandon, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, assassinate, ban,
     bar, bate, blow, blow out, bob, cast, cast aside, cast away,
     cast off, cast out, chuck, clean out, clear, clear away, clear off,
     clear out, clear the decks, clip, count out, crop, cull, cut,
     cut away, cut off, cut out, debar, deep-six, defecate, delete,
     deplete, deport, deracinate, discard, discharge, dismiss, dispel,
     dispose of, ditch, do away with, dock, drain, dump, effuse, egest,
     eighty-six, eject, elide, emit, empty, empty out, enucleate,
     eradicate, erase, evacuate, evict, except, excise, exclude,
     excrete, exhaust, exile, expatriate, expel, expunge, exterminate,
     extinguish, extirpate, extravasate, exudate, exude, fling off,
     freeze out, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away,
     give off, isolate, jettison, jilt, knock off, liquidate, lop,
     murder, mutilate, nip, oust, outlaw, pare, part with, pass, peel,
     pick out, prune, purge, reject, remove, root out, root up,
     rule out, scour out, secrete, set apart, set aside, shake off,
     shave, shear, shoo, shut out, slough, stamp out, strike off,
     strike out, strip, strip off, suspend, sweep away, sweep out,
     take off, take out, throw away, throw off, throw out, throw over,
     throw overboard, toss overboard, transude, truncate, unclog,
     unfoul, uproot, vent, void, weed out, weep, wipe out
  
  

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