- IPA: /əˈblɪvɪən/
- The state of forgetting completely, of being oblivious, unconscious, unaware, as when sleeping, drunk, or dead.
- He regularly drank himself into oblivion.
- Only the oblivion of sleep can heal the greatest traumas.
- The state of being completely forgotten, of being reduced to a state of non-existence, extinction, or nothingness, incl. through war and destruction. (Figuratively) for an area like hell, a wasteland.
- Due to modern technology, many more people and much more information will not slip into oblivion, contrary to what happened throughout history until now.
- They tried to bomb them into oblivion.
- I will cast them into oblivion!
- (obsolete) Amnesty.
- French: oubli
- German: Vergessen
- Italian: oblio
- Portuguese: esquecimento
- Russian: забытье́
- Spanish: olvido
- French: néant
oblivion (oblivions, present participle oblivioning; past and past participle oblivioned)
- (transitive) To consign to oblivion; to efface utterly.