verb (used with object), ob·lit·er·at·ed, ob·lit·er·at·ing.
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Origin of obliterate
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OTHER WORDS FROM obliterateob·lit·er·a·ble [uh-blit-er-uh-buhl], /əˈblɪt ər ə bəl/, adjectiveo·blit·er·a·tor, nounhalf-ob·lit·er·at·ed, adjectiveun·ob·lit·er·at·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for obliterate
The threat in 2001 wasn’t coming from our fellow countrymen, and we weren’t a year into a pandemic that has obliterated all sense of normalcy.How do I keep my team engaged when the world is on fire?|Liz Elting|January 26, 2021|Quartz
If I ran just three miles in the evening, my thighs, come sunrise, would feel as obliterated as they did after my first marathon.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
Such a move would have been considered unthinkable a year ago, but the pandemic has obliterated industry norms.Warner Bros. to release all 2021 films on HBO Max and in theaters|Verne Kopytoff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
I punch over the first — with a victorious howl that I’m now certain obliterated the soundscape — and into a swooping downhill beneath chestnut-hued chimneys and ramparts.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
South Carolina’s Senate contest is drawing gobs of attention and record-obliterating cash, but this bellwether House race down along the coast is worth watching too.Political Tremors: How to Survive Election Day Drama|Nick Fouriezos|November 1, 2020|Ozy
By Dan P. Lee, New York Magazine She was 22 when her memory was obliterated.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Sept. 22-28, 2014|John Boot|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even in the 1930s at the genesis of his long relationship with Vogue, the sheer drama of his work obliterated the competition.How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography|Patrick Strudwick|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Late in the afternoon of April 26, 1937 waves of bombers obliterated the ancient capital of Basque Spain, Guernica.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lava and ash fell for days; the sun was obliterated for three months.
The fiasco over Proposition 8, she notes, should have been a case for the Avengers, but they were now “obliterated.”Tick-Tock: The Explosive Power of the Lesbian Avengers|Tim Teeman|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This first great trouble of his life was only partly obliterated by a still greater grief—the death of his mother.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
But the rivers, by cutting down and tilling up, have long since obliterated these water areas.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
It cannot now, however, be identified, having been obliterated or concealed by the changes of the last two centuries.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
What I have suffered I cannot describe; but I am now with you again, and your kindness has obliterated it all from my memory.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
For a moment, he lost control of himself—they were close together, and the dark had obliterated the room.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson