Obliterated
Obliterate Ob*lit"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obliterated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obliterating}.] [L. obliteratus, p. p. of obliterare to obliterate; ob (see {Ob-}) + litera, littera, letter. See {Letter}.] 1. To erase or blot out; to efface; to render undecipherable, as a writing. [1913 Webster]

2. To wear out; to remove or destroy utterly by any means; to render imperceptible; as, to obliterate ideas; to obliterate the monuments of antiquity. [1913 Webster]

The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that experience are slowly obliterated. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • obliterated — adj. 1. destroyed so thoroughly as to be unrecognizable or imperceptible. Syn: wiped out, obliterate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. made illegible or imperceptible by erasing or abrading away; of writing or surface designs on objects. Syn: blotted out,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obliterated — index lost (taken away), null (invalid), null and void Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obliterated — mod. drunk. □ Fred was obliterated and couldn’t walk to his car, let alone drive it. □ Three beers and Sally became obliterated …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • obliterated — un·obliterated; …   English syllables

  • obliterated — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. eliminated, wiped out, removed; see destroyed …   English dictionary for students

  • obliterated — ob·lit·er·ate || É™ blɪtÉ™reɪt v. erase; destroy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obliterated — adjective reduced to nothingness • Syn: ↑blotted out, ↑obliterate • Similar to: ↑destroyed * * * oblitˈerāted adjective 1. Effaced 2. Without defined margins • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • obliterated monument — A monument marking the corners or boundary of a tract of land which has been obliterated by the action of the weather, farming operations, logging, mining, etc …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • obliterated corner — One where no visible evidence remains of the work of the original surveyor in establishing it …   Black's law dictionary

  • obliterated corner — One where no visible evidence remains of the work of the original surveyor in establishing it …   Black's law dictionary

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