wiped out

adjective

1
slang : intoxicated, high
2
: extremely tired : exhausted

Examples of wiped out in a Sentence

I am completely wiped out. felt wiped out for several weeks after getting the flu
Recent Examples on the Web But in the last few years, an explosion of warehouse development has wiped out farmland and open space. Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2023 Across the industry Profits are getting wiped out across the whole chip industry, owing to excess inventories among manufacturers and retailers and a drop in demand for PCs, smartphones, and consumer electronics. Bynicholas Gordon, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2023 Tens of billions of dollars in value has been wiped out, including during the days when the company was soliciting bids for its offering, the largest of its kind in India. Alex Travelli, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2023 After the weather forced 30 flights to be canceled at San Antonio International on Tuesday, more than two dozen Wednesday flights already had been wiped out by Tuesday evening, according to tracking service FlightAware. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Jan. 2023 Nearly 58 million birds from commercial and backyard flocks have been wiped out in the U.S. since last February, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Denise Chow, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2023 Twenty years later, the Cordyceps infection has nearly wiped out humanity, leaving the survivors contained to a few urban quarantine zones, under the regulatory thumb of FEDRA. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2023 According to the Agriculture Department, the flu has wiped out more than 44 million egg-laying hens, or roughly 4 to 5 percent of production. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2023 The campaign has wiped out more than $1 trillion off the market value of some prominent companies. Laura He, CNN, 9 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wiped out was in 1965

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“Wiped out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiped%20out. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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