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 for elimination
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elimination \E*lim`i*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]limination.]
     1. The act of expelling or throwing off; (Physiol.) the act
        of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign
        substances through the various emunctories.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Alg.) Act of causing a quantity to disappear from an
        equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from
        several equations containing several unknown quantities a
        less number of equations containing a less number of
        unknown quantities.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of
        eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate, 4.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of removing or getting rid of something [syn:
           elimination, riddance]
      2: the bodily process of discharging waste matter [syn:
         elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting,
      3: analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed
         by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
         [syn: elimination, reasoning by elimination]
      4: the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by
         combining equations
      5: the murder of a competitor [syn: elimination,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "elimination":
     abolishment, abolition, abscission, amputation, annihilation,
     annulment, assassination, bloody murder, bumping-off, castaway,
     castoff, choking, choking off, cleaning out, clearance, clearing,
     deep six, defecation, depletion, deportation, deracination,
     destruction, detachment, discard, discarding, discharge,
     discharging cargo, disjunction, disposal, disposition, drainage,
     draining, dumping, effusion, egestion, egress, ejaculation,
     ejection, emission, emptying, eradication, evacuation, excision,
     exclusion, excretion, exhausting, exhaustion, exile, expatriation,
     expulsion, extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation,
     extravasation, extrusion, exudation, flow, flux, foul play,
     homicide, jettison, junking, liquidation, manslaughter, murder,
     mutilation, negation, nullification, off-loading, ostracism,
     outlawing, outlawry, purge, purging, refuse, reject, rejectamenta,
     rejection, removal, rescission, riddance, rooting out, scrapping,
     secretion, severance, silencing, snuffing out, stifling,
     strangulation, suffocation, suppression, suspension, throwaway,
     thuggee, thuggery, thuggism, transudation, unloading, uprooting,
     venting, voidance, voiding, withdrawal

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