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VERB (4)

1. mark for deletion, rub off, or erase;
- Example: "kill these lines in the President's speech"
[syn: kill, obliterate, wipe out]

2. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing;
- Example: "a hidden message"
- Example: "a veiled threat"
[syn: obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide]

3. remove completely from recognition or memory;
- Example: "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
[syn: obliterate, efface]

4. do away with completely, without leaving a trace;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. reduced to nothingness;
[syn: blotted out, obliterate, obliterated]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obliterate \Ob*lit"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obliterated; p. pr. & vb. n. Obliterating.] [L. obliteratus, p. p. of obliterare to obliterate; ob (see Ob-) + litera, littera, letter. See Letter.] 1. To erase or blot out; to efface; to render undecipherable, as a writing. [1913 Webster] 2. To wear out; to remove or destroy utterly by any means; to render imperceptible; as, to obliterate ideas; to obliterate the monuments of antiquity. [1913 Webster] The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that experience are slowly obliterated. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obliterate \Ob*lit"er*ate\, a. (Zool.) Scarcely distinct; -- applied to the markings of insects. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

obliterate adj 1: reduced to nothingness [syn: blotted out, obliterate, obliterated] v 1: mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech" [syn: kill, obliterate, wipe out] 2: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn: obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide] 3: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps" [syn: obliterate, efface] 4: do away with completely, without leaving a trace
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "obliterate": absolve, annihilate, black out, blot, blot out, cancel, consign to oblivion, cross out, declare a moratorium, dele, delete, destroy, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, forgive, kill, nullify, raze, rub out, rule out, scratch, scratch out, sponge, sponge out, strike off, strike out, wipe out, write off