Israel has destroyed 80% of the ones they have found, and needs only a few days to obliterate the rest.
Yet to destroy the precious book would be to obliterate centuries of information about the Ma family line.
He promised to obliterate Obamacare “and replace it with real reform.”
Destroy them God, obliterate them from the face of the earth.
Why did the church itself seek to obliterate—as though they were a breathing menace—all who stood outside its doors?
It would be vain for him to try to obliterate the traces of his priesthood.
All should unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of the war and to restore the blessing of peace.
Could he but obliterate as completely the dread reckoning of another world!
The domestic cow is another animal whose ways I have a chance to study, and also to obliterate in the garden.
Was he, at last, ashamed, and trying to obliterate the memory of his jealousy?
c.1600, from Latin obliteratus, past participle of obliterare "cause to disappear, blot out, erase, efface," figuratively "cause to be forgotten," from ob "against" (see ob-) + littera (also litera) "letter, script" (see letter (n.)); abstracted from phrase literas scribere "write across letters, strike out letters." Related: Obliterated; obliterating.
obliterate o·blit·er·ate (ə-blĭt'ə-rāt', ō-blĭt'-)
v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates
To remove an organ or another body part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
To blot out, especially through filling of a natural space by fibrosis or inflammation.