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obliterate (verb), obliterates; obliterated; obliterating
1. To destroy something so that nothing remains; to abolish: The fire obliterated everything, including the whole house and garage.
2. To erase or to obscure something completely, leaving no trace; to efface: Randy drank a lot of beer in order to obliterate and blot out the memories of what had happened on the weekend.
3. To wipe out, to rub off, or to erase writing or other markings; to blot out or to render undecipherable: Jeff cleaned the blackboard and obliterated all the answers to the homework that were on it before.
4. In medicine, to remove a body organ or part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation: After the operation on Nancy's leg, all traces of the disease were obliterated.
5. Etymology: used since about 1600, from Latin obliteratus past participle of the infinitive obliterare "to cause to disappear, to efface, to remove letters"; from ob, "against" + littera or litera, "letter, script".

Said to be abstracted from the phrase literas scribere "to write across letters, to strike out letters".

To erase or to blot out.
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(Latin: to destroy, to efface, to abolish, to obliterate)
(Latin: from -stingere and -stinguere, to separate; to quench, quenching; to wipe out, to obliterate; to goad, to stick; sticking, puncturing, probing)