Obliterate is defined as to utterly and completely destroy or eliminate, or to have a great victory or great success over someone or something.verb
- An example of obliterate is when you beat your opponent 100 to 1.
- An example of obliterate is when humans destroy a bird population's habitat until the bird becomes extinct.
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transitive verb o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
- To do away with completely so as to leave no trace. See Synonyms at abolish.
- To wipe out, rub off, or erase (writing or other markings).
- Medicine To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
Origin: Latin oblitterāre, oblitterāt-, to erase, from ob litterās (scrībere), (to write) over letters (ob, over; see ob- + litterās, accusative pl. of littera, letter) and from oblītus, past participle of oblīvīscī, to forget; see oblivion.
- o·blitˌer·aˈtion noun
- o·blitˈer·aˌtive adjective
- o·blitˈer·aˌtor noun
obliterate - Medical Definition
- To remove an organ or another body part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
- To blot out, especially through filling of a natural space by fibrosis or inflammation.
- obliteration noun