- IPA: /əbˈlɪtəɹeɪt/
obliterate (obliterates, present participle obliterating; past and past participle obliterated)
- To remove completely, leaving no trace; to wipe out; to destroy.
- The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that experience are slowly obliterated.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
- See also Thesaurus:destroy
- French: annihiler
- German: auslöschen
- Italian: obliterare, annullare, spazzare
- Portuguese: aniquilar, obliterar
- Russian: уничто́жить
- Spanish: remover, borrar, destruir, obliterar, arrasar