Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb obliterate

4 senses of obliterate

Sense 1
kill, obliterate, wipe out -- (mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech")
       => take away, take out -- (take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables")

Sense 2
obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide -- (make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
obliterate, efface -- (remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps")
       => blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")

Sense 4
obliterate -- (do away with completely, without leaving a trace)
       => extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")

Antonyms of adj obliterate

1 sense of obliterate

Sense 1
blotted out, obliterate, obliterated -- (reduced to nothingness)

INDIRECT (VIA destroyed) -> preserved -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)

Similarity of adj obliterate

1 sense of obliterate

Sense 1
blotted out, obliterate, obliterated -- (reduced to nothingness)
       => destroyed (vs. preserved) -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")

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