obliterative

adjective
oblit·​er·​a·​tive | \ ə-ˈbli-tə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce obliterative (audio) , ō-, -rə-tiv \

Definition of obliterative

: inducing or characterized by obliteration: such as
a : causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen obliterative arterial disease
b : tending to make inconspicuous obliterative behavior

First Known Use of obliterative

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obliterative

obliterate + -ive

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“Obliterative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obliterative. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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obliterative

adjective
oblit·​er·​a·​tive | \ ə-ˈblit-ə-ˌrāt-iv How to pronounce obliterative (audio) , ō- How to pronounce obliterative (audio) , -ə-rət- \

Medical Definition of obliterative

: inducing or characterized by obliteration especially : causing or accompanied by closure or collapse of a lumen obliterative arterial disease

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