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noun [uncountable]     oblivion pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    a situation in which someone or something has been completely forgotten

    a Hollywood star who has gradually faded into oblivion

  2. 2
    a state in which you do not notice what is happening around you, usually because you are sleeping or very drunk

    Drinking himself into oblivion won’t solve any of his problems.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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