AskDefine | Define obliteration

Dictionary Definition



1 destruction by annihilating something [syn: annihilation]
2 the complete destruction of every trace of something [syn: eradication]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The total destruction of something
  2. The cancellation, erasure or deletion of something


Extensive Definition

Destruction is the act of damaging something beyond use or repair. It may also refer to:
obliteration in French: Destruction
obliteration in Portuguese: Destruição
obliteration in Simple English: Destruction (disambiguation)
Destruction an object or emotion is changed in a negative way. "Obliteration", "Disruption", "Deconfiguration".

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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