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1. e- "out" + limin- + -ate.
2. To eliminate somebody is literally to "kick them out of doors".
3. => exclude, expel waste from the body.
e-, 向外。-limin, 界限，门槛，词源同limit, sublime.
- eliminate:  To eliminate somebody is literally to ‘kick them out of doors’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin ēlīnāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex- ‘out’ and līmen ‘threshhold’ (source also of English subliminal and probably sublime). At first it was used in English with its original Latin sense (‘the secounde sorte thearfore, that eliminate Poets out of their citie gates’, Giles Fletcher, Christ’s Victorie 1610), and it was not until the early 18th century that the more general modern notion of ‘exclusion’ began to develop.
=> sublime, subliminal
- eliminate (v.)
- 1560s, from Latin eliminatus, past participle of eliminare "thrust out of doors, expel," from ex limine "off the threshold," from ex "off, out" (see ex-) + limine, ablative of limen "threshold" (see limit (n.)).
Used literally at first; sense of "exclude" first attested 1714; sense of "expel waste from the body" is c. 1795. Related: Eliminated; eliminating; eliminative; eliminatory.
- 1. You could never eliminate risk, but preparation and training could attenuate it.
- 2. America wants to eliminate tariffs on items such as electronics.
- 3. Credit cards eliminate the need to carry a lot of cash.
- 4. She went through the typescript carefully to eliminate all errors from it.
- 5. Can we ever eliminate poverty from the world?
- 我们有朝一日能消除世上的贫困 吗 ?
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