obliterate obliterate  /əb ˈlɪ tə ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
  2. (v) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
  3. (v) remove completely from recognition or memory
  4. (v) do away with completely, without leaving a trace
  5. (adj) reduced to nothingness

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  1. We're not trying to blur the line; we're trying to obliterate it.
  2. Filing serial numbers off guns doesn't obliterate them, however they are deeply impressed into the steel and can be raised with an acid bath.
  3. But watch the way Thailand's Tony Jaa uses his daredevil energy and grace to obliterate action-movie clichs in the pummeling, exhilarating Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior.


  • North Korea calls of talks with South over choice of diplomat

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Planned high-level talks between South and North Korea after a nearly six-year hiatus were scrapped on Tuesday, a South Korean government official said, after North Korea objected to the diplomatic rank of the South's chief delegate.North Korea's earlier offer for talks came as a surprise after weeks of bombastic threats to obliterate the South and launch a nuclear strike ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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definition of obliterate


  1. In an interview with ABC News, Hillary Clinton said "In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Atlantic Online

  2. "Those numbers completely obliterate any numbers from 2004," said Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita.
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Todd Rokita Source: WTOP

  3. "A hasty withdrawal ...... would lead to a crisis that would obliterate all the positive aspects of the US troop deployment," said Salim Abdullah, spokesman for the largest Sunni Arab bloc in parliament.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Izzadine Saleem Source: Guardian Unlimited

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