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Meaning of OBLITERATION

Pronunciation:  u`blitu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  destruction by annihilating something
  2. [n]  the complete destruction of every trace of something
 

OBLITERATION is a 12 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: annihilation, eradication
 
 See Also: atomisation, atomization, demolition, destruction, destruction, devastation, pulverisation, pulverization, vaporisation, vaporization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*lit`er*a"tion\, n. [L. obliteratio: cf.F.
oblit['e]ration.]
The act of obliterating, or the state of being obliterated;
extinction. --Sir. M. Hale.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absentmindedness, blot, blotting, blotting out, cancel, cancellation, decay of memory, deletion, effacement, erasure, expunction, forgetfulness, forgetting, forgiveness, grace period, hazy recollection, heedlessness, Lethe, moratorium, nepenthe, nirvana, oblivion, obliviousness, scrubbing, short memory, unmindfulness, washing out, waters of oblivion, wiping out, write-off
 

 

 

 

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