Oblivion is defined as the state of being forgotten.noun
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- a forgetting or having forgotten; forgetfulness
- the condition or fact of being forgotten
- official overlooking of offenses; pardon
Origin: OFr < L oblivio < oblivisci, to forget < ob- (see ob-) + (prob.) levis, smooth < IE base *lei-, slippery > lime
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- The condition or quality of being completely forgotten: “He knows that everything he writes is consigned to posterity (oblivion's other, seemingly more benign, face)” (Joyce Carol Oates).
- The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness: sought the great oblivion of sleep.
- Official overlooking of offenses; amnesty.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oblīviō, oblīviōn-, from oblīvīscī, to forget; see lei- in Indo-European roots.