adjective Date: circa 1812 inducing or characterized by obliteration: as a. causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen <
obliterative arterial disease
b. tending to make inconspicuous <
obliterative behavior

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Obliterative — Ob*lit er*a*tive, a. Tending or serving to obliterate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obliterative — oblit·er·a·tive ə blit ə .rāt iv, ō , ə rət adj inducing or characterized by obliteration esp causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen <obliterative arterial disease> …   Medical dictionary

  • obliterative — See obliteration. * * * …   Universalium

  • obliterative — adj. destructive; annihilativeÉ™ blɪtÉ™reɪtɪv /É™ blɪtrÉ™tɪv …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obliterative — ob·lit·er·a·tive …   English syllables

  • obliterative — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • obliterative inflammation — inflammation of the lining membrane of a cavity or vessel, producing adhesions between the surfaces and consequent obliteration of the lumen …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrous obliterative cholangitis — a condition sometimes seen in early stages of primary sclerosing cholangitis, consisting of fibrosis with obliteration of small bile ducts …   Medical dictionary

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