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o·blit·er·ate

 (ə-blĭt′ə-rāt′, ō-blĭt′-)
tr.v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
1. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace. See Synonyms at annihilate.
2. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over: "The name [on the door] had been crudely obliterated with thick, heavy strokes of black paint" (F. Paul Wilson).
3. Medicine To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.

[Latin oblitterāre, oblitterāt-, to erase, from ob litterās (scrībere), (to write) over letters (ob, over; see ob- + litterās, accusative pl. of littera, letter) and from oblītus, past participle of oblīvīscī, to forget; see oblivion.]

o·blit′er·a′tion n.
o·blit′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.
o·blit′er·a′tor n.

obliterate

(əˈblɪtəˌreɪt)
vb
(tr) to destroy every trace of; wipe out completely
[C16: from Latin oblitterāre to erase, from ob- out + littera letter]
oˌbliteˈration n
oˈbliterative adj
oˈbliterˌator n

ob•lit•er•ate

(əˈblɪt əˌreɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to remove or destroy all traces of.
2. to blot out or render indecipherable; efface.
[1590–1600; < Latin oblitterātus, past participle of oblitterāre to efface, cause to be forgotten =ob- ob- + -litterāre, derivative of littera letter; see -ate1]
ob•lit′er•a•ble (-ər ə bəl) adj.
ob•lit`er•a′tion, n.
ob•lit′er•a`tor, n.

obliterate


Past participle: obliterated
Gerund: obliterating

Imperative
obliterate
obliterate
Present
I obliterate
you obliterate
he/she/it obliterates
we obliterate
you obliterate
they obliterate
Preterite
I obliterated
you obliterated
he/she/it obliterated
we obliterated
you obliterated
they obliterated
Present Continuous
I am obliterating
you are obliterating
he/she/it is obliterating
we are obliterating
you are obliterating
they are obliterating
Present Perfect
I have obliterated
you have obliterated
he/she/it has obliterated
we have obliterated
you have obliterated
they have obliterated
Past Continuous
I was obliterating
you were obliterating
he/she/it was obliterating
we were obliterating
you were obliterating
they were obliterating
Past Perfect
I had obliterated
you had obliterated
he/she/it had obliterated
we had obliterated
you had obliterated
they had obliterated
Future
I will obliterate
you will obliterate
he/she/it will obliterate
we will obliterate
you will obliterate
they will obliterate
Future Perfect
I will have obliterated
you will have obliterated
he/she/it will have obliterated
we will have obliterated
you will have obliterated
they will have obliterated
Future Continuous
I will be obliterating
you will be obliterating
he/she/it will be obliterating
we will be obliterating
you will be obliterating
they will be obliterating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been obliterating
you have been obliterating
he/she/it has been obliterating
we have been obliterating
you have been obliterating
they have been obliterating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been obliterating
you will have been obliterating
he/she/it will have been obliterating
we will have been obliterating
you will have been obliterating
they will have been obliterating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been obliterating
you had been obliterating
he/she/it had been obliterating
we had been obliterating
you had been obliterating
they had been obliterating
Conditional
I would obliterate
you would obliterate
he/she/it would obliterate
we would obliterate
you would obliterate
they would obliterate
Past Conditional
I would have obliterated
you would have obliterated
he/she/it would have obliterated
we would have obliterated
you would have obliterated
they would have obliterated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.obliterate - mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
2.obliterate - make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
efface, obliterate - remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
mystify - make mysterious; "mystify the story"
3.obliterate - remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
slur, dim, blur - become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
blot out, obliterate, veil, hide, obscure - make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
4.obliterate - do away with completely, without leaving a trace
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
Adj.1.obliterate - reduced to nothingness
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"

obliterate

verb
1. destroy, eliminate, devastate, waste, wreck, wipe out, demolish, ravage, eradicate, desolate, annihilate, put paid to, raze, blow to bits, extirpate, blow sky-high, destroy root and branch, wipe from or off the face of the earth Whole villages were obliterated by the fire.
destroy make, build, create, establish, construct
2. eradicate, remove, eliminate, cancel, get rid of, wipe out, erase, excise, delete, extinguish, root out, efface, blot out, expunge, extirpate He drank to obliterate the memory of what had occurred.

obliterate

verb
2. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
Translations
يُزيل، يَمْحَق، يُدَمِّريَطْمُس، يَدْثُر
udsletteudviske
hävittäätuhota
eltörölkiirt
òurrka út, afmáòurrka út, eyîa
išdildytinušluoti nuo žemės paviršiaus
izdzēstiznīcinātnoslaucīt no zemes virsaspārklāt
vyhladiťzmazať
bozmakörtmekyerle bir etmek

obliterate

[əˈblɪtəreɪt] VT
1. (= destroy) → arrasar con, destruir
2. (= blot out) → borrar; (= hide) → ocultar

obliterate

[əˈblɪtəreɪt] vt
(= destroy) [+ object, place] → anéantir
[+ memory, feeling] → oblitérer

obliterate

vt (= erase, abolish)auslöschen; past, memory alsotilgen (geh); city alsovernichten; (inf) opposite team etcvernichten; (= hide from sight) sun, viewverdecken; the coffee stain has obliterated most of the textder Kaffeefleck hat den Text fast ganz unkenntlich gemacht; by the 19th century this disease had been completely obliteratedim 19. Jahrhundert war dann diese Krankheit völlig ausgerottet

obliterate

[əˈblɪtəˌreɪt] vtcancellare completamente

obliterate

(əˈblitəreit) verb
1. to cover, to prevent from being visible. The sand-storm obliterated his footprints.
2. to destroy completely. The town was obliterated by the bombs.

obliterate

v. obliterar, anular, destruir.
References in classic literature ?
It was a death that blasted with strange horror the humble name of the dweller in the cottage, and made it seem almost a religious act to drive the plough over the little area of his habitation, and obliterate his place and memory from among men.
The distance was not great enough to obliterate details, it only made them little, and mellow, and dainty, like landscapes and towns seen through the wrong end of a spy-glass.
Nothing has been left undone to cripple their intellects, darken their minds, debase their moral nature, obliterate all traces of their relation- ship to mankind; and yet how wonderfully they have sustained the mighty load of a most frightful bond- age, under which they have been groaning for cen- turies
He was not naturally acute of perception, but those too much undervalued his understanding who deemed that this flattering compliment would obliterate the sense of the prior insult.
The man's face was set in hard, stern lines and the marks of sorrow were writ deep about his mouth and eyes--so deep that the set expression of rage upon his features could not obliterate them.
But time began at last to obliterate the freshness of my alarm; the praises of conscience began to grow into a thing of course; I began to be tortured with throes and longings, as of Hyde struggling after freedom; and at last, in an hour of moral weakness, I once again compounded and swallowed the transforming draught.
These being specimens of Peter's youthful genius, it went more to his heart to obliterate them than if they had been pictures on a church wall by Michael Angelo.
It would almost seem as if Nature herself had tried to obliterate the evil signs of what had occurred.
The letters were still legible, but it was perfectly clear from their blurred appearance, and from the staining of the skin round them, that efforts had been made to obliterate them.
He had been somewhat languidly drifting with events for the last fortnight, and letting May's fair looks and radiant nature obliterate the rather importunate pressure of the Mingott claims.
I wiped the blood off the old sword and handed it back to the priest--I did not want the fresh gore to obliterate those sacred spots that crimsoned its brightness one day six hundred years ago and thus gave Godfrey warning that before the sun went down his journey of life would end.
The balance of the loose earth was thrown far and wide, and a mass of dead undergrowth spread in as natural a manner as possible over the new-made grave to obliterate all signs of the ground having been disturbed.