- The action or fact of obliterating or being obliterated; total destruction: headlines about the obliteration of the green beltMore example sentences
eradication, erasing, erasure, effacing, rubbing out, blotting out, wiping out, removal, expunging, effacement, blanking out, blocking out, deletion, striking out, cancellation, crossing out, inking out, scoring outdestruction, wiping out, annihilation, extermination, extirpation, elimination, eradication, killing, decimation, liquidation, demolition• informal zapping
- It means disorganization, destruction, obliteration, of the institutions of government and nationhood.
- Perhaps the danger we face is not the mutually assured obliteration of the two parties, but the destruction of our democracy.
- The disaster scenarios prophesied in such reasonable arguments will range from everything from personal ostracism to nuclear obliteration.