Obliterate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈblɪtəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word obliterate
Brit.  |əˈblɪtəreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word obliterate


- mark for deletion, rub off, or erase (syn: kill, wipe out)
- make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing (syn: blot out, hide, obscure, veil)
- remove completely from recognition or memory (syn: efface)
- do away with completely, without leaving a trace


- reduced to nothingness


...in a stroke, the March snowstorm obliterated our hopes for an early spring...

The entire village was obliterated by incendiary bombs.

Nothing could obliterate the memory of those tragic events.

Hiroshima was nearly obliterated by the atomic bomb.

Then the fog came down, obliterating everything.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: obliterate
he/she/it: obliterates
present participle: obliterating
past tense: obliterated
past participle: obliterated
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