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 (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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Furthermore, the filly, catalogued as lot 1,852, is a half-sister to the smart Obliterator out of a Rainbow Quest half-sister to the high-class middle-distance filly High Heeled.
GER LYONS will take Obliterator to Royal Ascot after regretting his decision to run the colt in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Ger Lyons' Obliterator is also improving at a rate of knots although he could be TURN TO PUNTER 12 From P1 re-routed to the French Derby at Chantilly by connections if there is any cut in the ground.
Ger Lyons' Obliterator is also improving at a rate of knots although he could be re-routed to the French Derby by connections of there is a cut in the ground.
Dermot Weld's colt also opposes on Sunday in a race that has attracted some high-quality colts among them Aidan O'Brien's Beresford Stakes (G2) scorer Geoffrey Chaucer and the Ger Lyons-trained Obliterator who finished seven-lengths behind Godolphin's True Story in the Fielden Stakes.
Another to keep in mind is Obliterator who ran a nice race on his return when chasing home True Story in a Newmarket Listed race last month.
Truth Or Dare was hannon''s second string in the Feilden Stakes on his return earlier this month, but he emerged the better of the handler''s two contenders in finishing third behind the well-regarded pair of True Story and Obliterator.