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obliquely | obliqueness | obliquity | oblite | obliterable | obliterate | obliterated | obliterating | obliteration | obliterative | obliterator

obliterate

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Verb (transitive)
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ob=lit=er=ate
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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

obliteratev. t. [L. obliteratus, p. p. of obliterare to obliterate; ob (see Ob-) + litera, littera, letter. See Letter.].
  •  To erase or blot out; to efface; to render undecipherable, as a writing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wear out; to remove or destroy utterly by any means; to render imperceptible; as, to obliterate ideas; to obliterate the monuments of antiquity.  [1913 Webster]
    "The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that experience are slowly obliterated."  [1913 Webster]
obliteratea. 
     Scarcely distinct; -- applied to the markings of insects.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

obliterate, v.tr.
1 a blot out; efface, erase, destroy. b leave no clear traces of.
2 deface (a postage stamp etc.) to prevent further use.

Derivative
obliteration n. obliterative adj. obliterator n.
Etymology
L obliterare (as OB-, litera LETTER)

THESAURUS

obliterate

absolve, annihilate, black out, blot, blot out, cancel, consign to oblivion, cross out, declare a moratorium, dele, delete, destroy, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, forgive, kill, nullify, raze, rub out, rule out, scratch, scratch out, sponge, sponge out, strike off, strike out, wipe out, write off

ROGET THESAURUS

obliterate

Inexistence

VB not exist, have no existence, be null and void, cease to exist, pass away, perish, be extinct, become extinct, die out, disappear, melt away, dissolve, leave not a rack behind, go, be no more, die, annihilate, render null, nullify, abrogate, destroy, take away, remove, obliterate, extirpate.

Obliteration

VB efface, obliterate, erase, raze, rase, expunge, cancel, blot out, take out, rub out, scratch out, strike out, wipe out, wash out, sponge out, wipe off, rub off, wipe away, deface, render illegible, draw the pen through, apply the sponge, be effaced, leave no trace, leave not a rack behind.


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