oblivio-, oblivi-

(Latin: to forget, forgetfulness)

The process of forgetting.
A memory charm or spell in the Harry Potter books that makes someone forget.
The act of memory modification which can be used by any wizard, by using the spell, "Obliviate" as described in the fictional universe of the Harry Potter series as written by J.K. Rowling.

An Obliviator is the designation for a Ministry of Magic employee who has the task of modifying the memory of a Muggle after witnessing incidents belonging to the magic world.

A Muggle is a term, sometimes used in a pejorative manner, from the fictional Harry Potter series of books that refers to a human who is a member of the non-magical community.

1. The condition or quality of being completely forgotten.
2. The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness or unawareness.
3. The official overlooking of past offenses; amnesty.
To consign to oblivion.
1. Those who fail to remember; such as, when they are preoccupied or because they have chosen to disregard something.
2. Sometimes such people simply lack awareness of something or someone.
oblivious (adjective), more oblivious, most oblivious
1. A reference a person who has a lack of memory or is forgetful: Mr. Jackson was oblivious and absentminded sometimes regarding his turn to go grocery shopping for the family.
2. Relating to an individual who has no conscious awareness about what is going on around him or her: Sam and Sally, who were sitting on a park bench, were so in love that they were oblivious to the other people passing by and staring at them!
3. Descriptive of someone who is unaware of or paying no attention to someone or conditions regarding one's environment: The two girls were obviously oblivious to the amount of litter lying around them when they put down their blanket on the grass for a picnic in the park.
Unaware of one's surroundings.
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1. A reference to lacking all memory; forgetful.
2. A description indicating the lack of conscious awareness; unmindful.
Total forgetfulness.
Forgetfulness; forgetting.
1. A dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling.
2. A dungeon or pit under the floor, reached by a trap-door, used for incarcerating prisoners; a Scottish pit prison.

Etymologically related "forget, forgetfulness" word families: aletho-; letho-.

Related "memory, remember" word families: memor-; mne-.