obliterate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • doing away with completely so as to leave no trace. See Synonyms at abolish.
    • To get rid of, wipe off, or erase (writing or any other markings).
    • Medicine to eliminate entirely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, condition, or radiation.
    • To remove or blot out; to efface; to make undecipherable, as a writing.
    • to put on aside; to get rid of or destroy entirely at all; to make imperceptible.
  • verb:
    • to eliminate completely, leaving no trace; to wipe out; to destroy.
    • level for deletion, rub off, or erase
    • eliminate entirely from recognition or memory
    • make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or hiding
    • eliminate totally, without making a trace
  • adjective:
    • barely distinct; -- put on the markings of bugs.
    • decreased to nothingness
  • others:
    • To blot or render undecipherable; blot aside; erase; efface; pull all traces of.
    • Synonyms Erase, Expunge, an such like. (see efface), rub away, scrub down, wipe out, pull.
    • In entomology, very nearly effaced; outdated or very indistinct, due to the fact surface-markings of an insect.

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