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English adjective: obliterate

1. obliterate reduced to nothingness


Synonymsblotted out, obliterated


Similardestroyed


Antonymspreserved


English verb: obliterate

1. obliterate (change) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase


SamplesKill these lines in the President's speech.


Synonymskill, wipe out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take away, take out

2. obliterate (change) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing


SamplesA hidden message.
A veiled threat.


Synonymsblot out, hide, obscure, veil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)mystify


Verb groupefface, obliterate

3. obliterate (change) remove completely from recognition or memory


SamplesEfface the memory of the time in the camps.


Synonymsefface


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blur, dim, slur


Verb groupblot out, hide, obliterate, obscure, veil

4. obliterate (change) do away with completely, without leaving a trace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of









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