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obliteration

[ uh-blit-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ əˌblɪt əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of obliterating or the state of being obliterated.
Pathology, Surgery. the removal of a part as a result of disease or surgery.

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Origin of obliteration

1650–60; <Latin oblitterātiōn- (stem of oblitterātiō), equivalent to oblitterāt(us) (see obliterate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM obliteration

ob·lit·er·a·tive [uh-blit-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv], /əˈblɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/, adjective
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