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verb [transitive] obliterate pronunciation in British English /əˈblɪtəreɪt/ 
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present tense
present participleobliterating
past tenseobliterated
past participleobliterated
  1. 1
    to destroy something completely

    The bombing raid has obliterated whole villages.

  2. 2
    to get rid of a memory, thought, or feeling from your mind

    He tried to obliterate all thoughts of Mary from his mind.

  3. 3
    to cover something completely so that you cannot see it

    The park had been obliterated beneath a layer of snow.

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 obliterate pronunciation in British English /əˌblɪtəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]


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