- 1to remove all signs of something, either by destroying or covering it completely The building was completely obliterated by the bomb. The snow had obliterated their footprints.
- 2(figurative) Everything that happened that night was obliterated from his memory.
NAmE//əˈblɪt̮əˌreɪt//[often passive]obliterate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they obliterate
he / she / it obliterates
past simple obliterated
-ing form obliterating
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