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1. kill, obliterate, wipe out

mark for deletion, rub off, or erase

Example Sentences:
'kill these lines in the President's speech'

2. blot out, hide, obliterate, obscure, veil

make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

Example Sentences:
'a hidden message'
'a veiled threat'

3. efface, obliterate

remove completely from recognition or memory

Example Sentences:
'efface the memory of the time in the camps'

4. obliterate

do away with completely, without leaving a trace


5. blotted out, obliterate, obliterated

reduced to nothingness

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of obliterate
to destroy every trace of; wipe out completely

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verb transitiveWord forms: obˈliterˌated or obˈliterˌating
to blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
to do away with as if by effacing; destroy

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tr.v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
1. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace. See Synonyms at annihilate.
2. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over: "The name [on the door] had been crudely obliterated with thick, heavy strokes of black paint" (F. Paul Wilson).
3. Medicine To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.

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