Definitions for obliterateəˈblɪt əˌreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•lit•er•ateəˈblɪt əˌreɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to remove or destroy all traces of.

  2. to blot out or render indecipherable; efface.

Origin of obliterate:

1590–1600; < L oblitterātus, ptp. of oblitterāre to efface, cause to be forgotten =ob-ob - +-litterāre, der. of litteraletter ; see -ate1

ob•lit′er•a`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blotted out, obliterate, obliterated(verb)

    reduced to nothingness

  2. kill, obliterate, wipe out(verb)

    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

    "kill these lines in the President's speech"

  3. obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide(verb)

    make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

    "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"

  4. obliterate, efface(verb)

    remove completely from recognition or memory

    "efface the memory of the time in the camps"

  5. obliterate(verb)

    do away with completely, without leaving a trace

Wiktionary

  1. obliterate(Verb)

    To remove completely, leaving no trace; to wipe out; to destroy.

  2. Origin: From oblitteratus, perfect passive participle of oblittero, from oblino.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obliterate(verb)

    to erase or blot out; to efface; to render undecipherable, as a writing

  2. Obliterate(verb)

    to wear out; to remove or destroy utterly by any means; to render imperceptible; as. to obliterate ideas; to obliterate the monuments of antiquity

  3. Obliterate(adj)

    scarcely distinct; -- applied to the markings of insects

Freebase

  1. Obliterate

    Obliterate is a grindcore band from Košice. Founded in 1992, as one of the first band of this genre in Slovakia


Translations for obliterate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obliterate(verb)

to cover, to prevent from being visible

The sand-storm obliterated his footprints.

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