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oblivion

noun [U] uk   us   /əˈblɪv.i.ən/

oblivion noun [U] (NO MEMORY)

the state of being completely forgotten: He was another minor poet, perhaps unfairly consigned to oblivion. These toys will be around for a year or two, then fade/slide/sink into oblivion. the state of being completely destroyed: The planes bombed the city into oblivion.

oblivion noun [U] (UNCONSCIOUS)

the state of being unconscious: He sought oblivion in a bottle of whisky.
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