noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin oblivion-, oblivio, from oblivisci to forget, perhaps from ob- in the way + levis smooth — more at ob-, levigate Date: 14th century 1. the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; especially the condition of being oblivious 2. the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(Oblivion refers especially to the thing forgotten) / ,

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