Oblivion meaning

ə-blĭvē-ən
The state of being completely forgotten.
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A state of permanent unconsciousness existing after death.
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The condition or fact of being forgotten.
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The condition or quality of being completely forgotten.
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A forgetting or having forgotten; forgetfulness.
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The state of forgetfulness or distraction.
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The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness.

Sought the great oblivion of sleep.

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(archaic) Official overlooking of offenses; amnesty.
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Official overlooking of offenses; pardon.
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Oblivion is defined as the state of being forgotten.

An example of oblivion is someone’s memory after a bad head injury.

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Origin of oblivion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin oblīviō oblīviōn- from oblīvīscī to forget lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman oblivion (= Old French oblivion), from Latin oblÄ«viō (“forgetfulness"), from oblivisci (“to forget").

    From Wiktionary