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

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oblivionnoun [U]

uk   us   /əˈblɪv.i.ən/

oblivion noun [U] (NO MEMORY)

the ​state of being ​completelyforgotten: He was another ​minorpoet who was consigned to oblivion. These ​toys will be around for a ​year or two, then ​fade/​slide/​sink into oblivion. the ​state of being ​completelydestroyed: The ​planesbombed the ​city into oblivion.

oblivion noun [U] (UNCONSCIOUS)

the ​state of being ​unconscious: He ​sought oblivion in a ​bottle of ​whisky.
(Definition of oblivion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oblivion" in American English

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oblivionnoun [U]

 us   /əˈblɪv·i·ən/

oblivion noun [U] (MENTAL STATE)

the ​state of being ​unconscious or ​lackingawareness of what is ​happening around you

oblivion noun [U] (FORGOTTEN BY OTHERS)

the ​state of being ​completelyforgotten by the ​public: He ​wrote one ​extraordinarybook and then ​faded into oblivion.
(Definition of oblivion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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