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 for obliterate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obliterate \Ob*lit"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obliterated;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Obliterating.] [L. obliteratus, p. p. of
     obliterare to obliterate; ob (see Ob-) + litera, littera,
     letter. See Letter.]
     1. To erase or blot out; to efface; to render undecipherable,
        as a writing.
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     2. To wear out; to remove or destroy utterly by any means; to
        render imperceptible; as, to obliterate ideas; to
        obliterate the monuments of antiquity.
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              The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that
              experience are slowly obliterated.    --W. Black.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obliterate \Ob*lit"er*ate\, a. (Zool.)
     Scarcely distinct; -- applied to the markings of insects.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: reduced to nothingness [syn: blotted out, obliterate,
      v 1: mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in
           the President's speech" [syn: kill, obliterate, wipe
      2: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or
         concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn:
         obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide]
      3: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the
         memory of the time in the camps" [syn: obliterate,
      4: do away with completely, without leaving a trace

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "obliterate":
     absolve, annihilate, black out, blot, blot out, cancel,
     consign to oblivion, cross out, declare a moratorium, dele, delete,
     destroy, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate,
     extirpate, forgive, kill, nullify, raze, rub out, rule out,
     scratch, scratch out, sponge, sponge out, strike off, strike out,
     wipe out, write off

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