Yet to destroy the precious book would be to obliterate centuries of information about the Ma family line.
Israel has destroyed 80% of the ones they have found, and needs only a few days to obliterate the rest.
Destroy them God, obliterate them from the face of the earth.
He promised to obliterate Obamacare “and replace it with real reform.”
Why did the church itself seek to obliterate—as though they were a breathing menace—all who stood outside its doors?
Civilization modifies this division of labor, but cannot obliterate it.
All should unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of the war and to restore the blessing of peace.
At any moment they might take it into their heads to swarm over Cunningham and obliterate him.
The domestic cow is another animal whose ways I have a chance to study, and also to obliterate in the garden.
Yet I placed her in every conceivable position and she managed to obliterate their differences.
c.1600, from Latin obliteratus, past participle of obliterare "cause to disappear, blot out, erase, efface," figuratively "cause to be forgotten," from ob "against" (see ob-) + littera (also litera) "letter, script" (see letter (n.)); abstracted from phrase literas scribere "write across letters, strike out letters." Related: Obliterated; obliterating.
obliterate o·blit·er·ate (ə-blĭt'ə-rāt', ō-blĭt'-)
v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
To remove an organ or another body part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
To blot out, especially through filling of a natural space by fibrosis or inflammation.