Extras like foreign languages and Greek classics have been all but obliterated from the national curriculum.
A decade of war blurred and then obliterated that distinction.
Both families struggle to find a way to continue in a world where everything is obliterated by an act of random violence.
In Egypt, it has not obliterated the mores of a place that has known better times.
He obliterated coverage of Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty and whoever else is running these days.
Hereditary surnames are said to be memorials of race that can never be obliterated.
A vision of gray eyes, blurred in tears of regret, had obliterated all that was material.
His face remained impassive, save for a slight twitch of the lips, when the target was obliterated.
She did know, however, that the woman-killer had been obliterated swiftly from her path.
But they left us in the forest, and heavy rain came on, which obliterated every vestige of their footsteps.
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.