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Definition 1: remove completely from recognition or memory - [verb of change]

Samples where obliterate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • efface the memory of the time in the camps

Synonyms for obliterate in the sense of this definition

(obliterate is a kind of ...) become vague or indistinct

"The distinction between the two theories blurred"

(obliterate has a similar meaning as ...) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

Definition 2: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing - [verb of change]

Samples where obliterate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hidden message
  • a veiled threat

Synonyms for obliterate in the sense of this definition

(obliterate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of obliterate ) make mysterious

"mystify the story"

(obliterate has a similar meaning as ...) remove completely from recognition or memory

"efface the memory of the time in the camps"

Definition 3: mark for deletion, rub off, or erase - [verb of change]

Samples where obliterate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • kill these lines in the President's speech

Synonyms for obliterate in the sense of this definition

(obliterate is a kind of ...) take out or remove

"take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"

Definition 4: do away with completely, without leaving a trace - [verb of change]

(obliterate is a kind of ...) terminate, end, or take out

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics" "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs" "eliminate my debts"

Definition 5: reduced to nothingness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for obliterate in the sense of this definition

(obliterate is similar to ...) spoiled or ruined or demolished

"war left many cities destroyed" "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"

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