Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of OBLITERATE

Pronunciation:  u'blitu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  reduced to nothingness
  2. [v]  remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
  3. [v]  make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
  4. [v]  do away with completely, without leaving a trace
  5. [v]  mark for deletion, rub off, or erase, as of writings; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
 

OBLITERATE is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: blot out, blotted out, destroyed, efface, hide, kill, obliterated, obscure, wipe out
 
 See Also: alter, blur, change, dim, do away with, eliminate, get rid of, slur, take away, take out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    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.
    
             The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that
             experience are slowly obliterated.    --W. Black.
    
    
  2. \Ob*lit"er*ate\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
    Scarcely distinct; -- applied to the markings of insects.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absolve, annihilate, black out, blot, blot out, cancel, consign to oblivion, cross out, declare a moratorium, dele, delete, destroy, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, forgive, kill, nullify, raze, rub out, rule out, scratch, scratch out, sponge, sponge out, strike off, strike out, wipe out, write off
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY