Obliterate

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Obliterate — Obliterate: Lineup in 2000 Obliterate is a grindcore band from Košice. Founded in 1992, as one of the first band of this genre in Slovakia Discography 1993 Pieces Of Superior Life (demo) 1995 Blindness (demo) 1997 Blindness (split 7 EP w/ Excrete …

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  • 3 Obliterate — Ob*lit er*ate, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Scarcely distinct; applied to the markings of insects. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 obliterate — I verb abolere, abolish, annihilate, annul, blot out, bring to nothing, cancel, conceal, consume, cover, cover up, defeat, delere, delete, demolish, deracinate, desolate, destroy, devastate, devour, disintegrate, dispel, dissipate, dissolve,… …

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  • 5 obliterate — (v.) c.1600, from L. obliteratus, pp. of obliterare cause to disappear, blot out, erase, efface, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + littera (also litera) letter, script (see LETTER (Cf. letter) (n.)); abstracted from phrase literas scribere …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 obliterate — efface, cancel, expunge, *erase, blot out, delete Analogous words: *abolish, annihilate, extinguish: *destroy, raze: annul, abrogate, negate, invalidate, *nullify …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 obliterate — [v] destroy annihilate, ax*, black out*, blot out*, blue pencil*, bog, cancel, cover, cut, defeat, delete, do in*, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, finish, finish off*, kill, knock off*, knock out*, KO*,… …

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  • 8 obliterate — ► VERB 1) destroy completely. 2) blot out or erase. DERIVATIVES obliteration noun. ORIGIN Latin obliterare strike out, erase , from littera letter …

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  • 9 obliterate — [ə blit′ər āt΄] vt. obliterated, obliterating [< L obliteratus, pp. of obliterare, to blot out < ob (see OB ) + littera,LETTER1] 1. to blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface 2. to do away with as if by effacing; destroy SYN …

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  • 10 obliterate — v. 1) to obliterate completely, entirely, totally, utterly 2) (D; tr.) to obliterate from * * * [ə blɪtəreɪt] entirely totally utterly (D; tr.) to obliterate from to obliterate completely …

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  • 11 obliterate — [[t]əblɪ̱təreɪt[/t]] obliterates, obliterating, obliterated 1) VERB If something obliterates an object or place, it destroys it completely. [V n] Their warheads are enough to obliterate the world several times over... [V n] Whole villages were… …

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  • 12 obliterate — verb 1) I briefly contemplated trying to obliterate the logo with nail polish remover Syn: erase, eradicate, expunge, efface, wipe out, blot out, rub out, block out, remove all traces of 2) I want to see the super turtle obliterate an entire… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 obliterate — UK [əˈblɪtəreɪt] / US [əˈblɪtəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms obliterate : present tense I/you/we/they obliterate he/she/it obliterates present participle obliterating past tense obliterated past participle obliterated 1) to destroy something …

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  • 14 obliterate — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, totally ▪ The sect was totally obliterated by the state. ▪ almost, virtually Obliterate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ …

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  • 15 obliterate — o|blit|er|ate [əˈblıtəreıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of obliterare, from litera letter ] 1.) to destroy something completely so that nothing remains ▪ Hiroshima was nearly obliterated by the atomic bomb. 2.) to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 obliterate — o|blit|er|ate [ ə blıtə,reıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to destroy something completely: The bombing raid has obliterated whole villages. 2. ) to cover something completely so that you cannot see it: The park had been obliterated beneath a layer of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 obliterate — verb (T) 1 to destroy something so completely that no sign of it remains: The entire village was obliterated by incendiary bombs. 2 to cover something completely so that it cannot be seen 3 to remove a thought, feeling, or memory from someone s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 obliterate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin oblitteratus, past participle of oblitterare, from ob ob + littera letter Date: 1600 1. a. to remove utterly from recognition or memory b. to remove from existence ; destroy utterly all trace,… …

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  • 19 obliterate — adj. [L. obliteratus, erased] Indistinct …

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  • 20 obliterate — obliterable /euh blit euhr euh beuhl/, adj. obliterator, n. /euh blit euh rayt /, v.t., obliterated, obliterating. 1. to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely. 2. to blot out or render undecipherable (writing, marks,… …

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