obliterate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"obliterate" in British English

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uk   /əˈblɪt.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ˈblɪt̬.ə.reɪt/
[T often passive] to ​remove all ​signs of something, either by ​destroying it or by ​covering it so that it cannot be ​seen: The ​missilestrike was ​devastating - the ​target was ​totally obliterated. All of a ​sudden the ​view was obliterated by the ​fog. [T] to make an ​idea or ​feelingdisappearcompletely: Maybe she gets ​drunk to obliterate ​painfulmemories.
noun [U] uk   /əˌblɪt.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌblɪt̬.əˈreɪ-/
(Definition of obliterate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obliterate" in American English

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obliterateverb [T]

 us   /əˈblɪt̬·əˌreɪt, oʊ-/
to ​remove all ​signs of something; ​destroy: The ​hurricanevirtually obliterated this ​smallcoastaltown.
(Definition of obliterate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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