What does the word obliterate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To blot or wipe out; efface.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Obliteration.

Usage examples for obliterate

  1. All at once the personal element, so powerful in most of us- even in moments when interests are in existence so great that they should obliterate all others- came to the surface. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  2. Glen Leigh, with a matter of twenty- five thousand at issue, looked on wonderingly; even the melancholy fact that Barellan was so far back did not obliterate from view the grand sight he witnessed. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  3. Already its silence has swallowed the feeble din we made; and the next flood will obliterate forever all traces of your workings. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss