Definitions for obliterateəˈblɪt əˌreɪt

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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

  4. Origin: [L. obliteratus, p. p. of obliterare to obliterate; ob (see Ob-) + litera, littera, letter. See Letter.]

Freebase

  1. Obliterate

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obliterate

    ob-lit′ėr-āt, v.t. to blot out, so as not to be readable: to wear out: to destroy: to reduce to a very low state.—n. Obliterā′tion, act of obliterating: a blotting or wearing out: extinction.—adj. Oblit′erātive. [L. obliterāre, -ātumob, over, litera, a letter.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obliterate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obliterate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cervantes:

    There is no remembrance which time doth not obliterate, nor pain which death doth not put an end to.

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    Our memory consists of bits and pieces which have made their imprint on our dreams and our life. All those fragments have enlightened or darkened the sky and the horizon of our existence. They are all instances that we don't want to forget or splinters that we can't obliterate. The mind collects them and by recalling, interpreting or idealizing them, the actuality very often becomes corroded. We experience then a "mutilated memory".--

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