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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.
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Noun1.obliterator - an eliminator that does away with all traces
eliminator - an agent that eliminates something
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