形容词:obliterative 名词:obliteration 动词过去式:obliterated 过去分词:obliterated 现在分词:obliterating 第三人称单数:obliterates
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1 remove all signs of (sth); rub or blot out 除去（某物）的痕迹; 涂去; 擦掉
*obliterate all fingerprints 擦去全部指印
* (fig 比喻) She tried to obliterate all memory of her father. 她想忘却对父亲的一切记忆.
* The view was obliterated by the fog. 景色被浓雾遮住了.
2 destroy (sth) completely 彻底破坏或毁灭（某事物）
*The entire village was obliterated by the tornado. 整个村庄被龙卷风摧毁了.
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin: , past participle of obliterare, from litera 'letter']
to destroy something completely so that nothing remains
Hiroshima was nearly obliterated by the atomic bomb.
to remove a thought, feeling, or memory from someone's mind
Nothing could obliterate the memory of those tragic events.
to cover something completely so that it cannot be seen
Then the fog came down, obliterating everything.