Oblivion



[uh-bliv-ee-uh n] /əˈblɪv i ən/

noun
1.
the state of being completely forgotten or unknown:
a former movie star now in oblivion.
2.
the state of forgetting or of being :
the oblivion of sleep.
3.
the act or process of dying out; complete annihilation or extinction:
If we don’t preserve their habitat, the entire species will pass into oblivion.
4.
Archaic. official disregard or overlooking of offenses; pardon; amnesty.
/əˈblɪvɪən/
noun
1.
the condition of being forgotten or disregarded
2.
the state of being mentally withdrawn or blank
3.
(law) an intentional overlooking, esp of political offences; amnesty; pardon
n.

late 14c., “state or fact of forgetting,” from Old French oblivion (13c.) and directly from Latin oblivionem (nominative oblivio) “forgetfulness; a being forgotten,” from oblivisci (past participle oblitus) “forget,” originally “even out, smooth over, efface,” from ob “over” (see ob-) + root of levis “smooth,” from PIE *lei-w-, from root *(s)lei- “slime, slimy, sticky” (see slime (n.)). Meaning “state of being forgotten” is early 15c.

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