:to remove utterly from recognition or memory
- … a successful love crowned all other successes and obliterated all other failures.
- —J. W. Krutch
:to remove from existence :destroy utterly all trace, indication, or significance of
- The tide eventually obliterated all evidence of our sandcastles.
:to cause (something, such as a bodily part, a scar, or a duct conveying body fluid) to disappear or collapse :remove 4
- a blood vessel obliterated by inflammation
:to make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away
- A dimness like a fog envelops consciousness / As mist obliterates a crag.
- —Emily Dickinson
- obliterate a postage stamp