[uh-blit-uh-rey-shuh n] /əˌblɪt əˈreɪ ʃən/
the act of or the state of being .
Pathology, Surgery. the removal of a part as a result of disease or surgery.
1650s, from Late Latin obliterationem (nominative obliteratio), noun of action from past participle stem of obliterare (see obliterate).
- Obliterative bronchitis
obliterative bronchitis n. Fibrinous bronchitis in which the exudate is not expectorated but becomes organized, obliterating the affected portion of the bronchial tubes.
[uh-blit-uh-reyt] /əˈblɪt əˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), obliterated, obliterating. 1. to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely. 2. to blot out or render undecipherable (writing, marks, etc.); efface. /əˈblɪtəˌreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to destroy every trace of; wipe out completely v. c.1600, from Latin obliteratus, past participle of obliterare “cause […]
[ob-luh-ves-uh ns] /ˌɒb ləˈvɛs əns/ noun 1. the process of forgetting.
noun a memory charm or spell in the Harry Potter books that makes one forget verb to forget v. 1660s, from Latin oblivium (see oblivion). Related: Obliviated; obliviating.