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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.

obliteration

A method of completely removing tissue, especially by surgery or radiation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obliteration - destruction by annihilating somethingobliteration - destruction by annihilating something
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
atomisation, atomization - annihilation by reducing something to atoms
pulverisation, pulverization - annihilation by pulverizing something
vaporization, vaporisation - annihilation by vaporizing something
2.obliteration - the complete destruction of every trace of something
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

obliteration

obliteration

noun
2. The act of erasing or the condition of being erased:
Translations

obliteration

[əˌblɪtəˈreɪʃən] N
1. (= destruction) → arrasamiento m, destrucción f
2. (= occlusion) → eliminación f

obliteration

nAuslöschen nt; (inf: of opponent) → Vernichtung f; (= hiding)Verdecken nt

ob·lit·er·a·tion

n. obliteración, destrucción; oclusión por degeneración o por cirugía.
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Therefore I do not doubt that little folds of skin, which originally served as ovigerous frena, but which, likewise, very slightly aided the act of respiration, have been gradually converted by natural selection into branchiae, simply through an increase in their size and the obliteration of their adhesive glands.
Thus have we traced the history of these great rings of coral-rock, from their first origin through their normal changes, and through the occasional accidents of their existence, to their death and final obliteration.
So he stood, crossing and prostrating himself when necessary, and struggled with himself, now giving way to cold condemnation and now to a consciously evoked obliteration of thought and feeling.
"I'm not looking for war and if there is, it'll be obliteration like you've never seen before," Trump said.
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This early wave of success has given the Batang Pier an incomparable confidence that not even their total obliteration of powerhouse San Miguel, 121-88, surprise them anymore.
Talking to reporter here, the state minister expressed her remorse over Indian government's maltreatment and grave obliteration of humanitarian norms.
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