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
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
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
Extras like foreign languages and Greek classics have been all but obliterated from the national curriculum.
A British shell fell short and obliterated his sergeant; Lewis, knocked out, had an out-of-body experience.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This was effectual, and Alexander returned from a temporary absence to find the work of weeks obliterated.
Soon Brent's trail began to drift full of snow, and by noon it was obliterated altogether.Snowdrift|James B. Hendryx
It was as though a great blot had fallen, and had obliterated three days from the calendar.Tales of Mean Streets|Arthur Morrison
The epic variety and independence are obliterated by the too obviously pathetic intention.Epic and Romance|W. P. Ker
In the ileum the mucous folds are obliterated or swollen and thickened.