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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oblit·er·ate /əˈblɪtəˌret, o-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 oblit·er·ate /əˈblɪtəˌret, o-/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·lit·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obliterated p. pr. & vb. n. Obliterating.]
 1. To erase or blot out; to efface; to render undecipherable, as a writing.
 2. To wear out; to remove or destroy utterly by any means; to render imperceptible; as, to obliterate ideas; to obliterate the monuments of antiquity.
    The harsh and bitter feelings of this or that experience are slowly obliterated.   --W. Black.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·lit·er·ate a. Zool. Scarcely distinct; -- applied to the markings of insects.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : reduced to nothingness [syn: blotted out, obliterated]
      v 1: mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in
           the President's speech" [syn: kill, wipe out]
      2: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or
         concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn: obscure,
          blot out, veil, hide]
      3: remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the
         memory of the time in the camps" [syn: efface]
      4: do away with completely, without leaving a trace