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ob·lit·er·ate

obliterate

 
 
pronunciation:
blI t reIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obliterates, obliterating, obliterated
definition 1: to erase or make unrecognizable by erasing.
Harsh weather had obliterated the statue's features.
synonyms:
erase, expunge
similar words:
blank, deface, delete, efface, rub, rub out, wipe out
definition 2: to destroy entirely.
The bomb nearly obliterated the city.
synonyms:
annihilate, eradicate, wipe out
antonyms:
create, perpetuate
similar words:
abolish, blot out, demolish, destroy, devastate, efface, end, exterminate, extirpate, level, ravage, raze, ruin, snuff out, wreck
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derivation: obliteration (n.)
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