AskDefine | Define obliterate

Dictionary Definition

obliterate adj : reduced to nothingness [syn: blotted out, obliterated]

Verb

1 mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech" [syn: kill, wipe out]
2 make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn: obscure, blot out, veil, hide]
3 remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps" [syn: efface]
4 do away with completely, without leaving a trace

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English

Etymology

  • From Latin obliteratum, past participle of obliterare ("ob"- against + "litera" - letter) meaning to erase.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To remove completely, leaving no trace; to wipe out; to destroy.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Obliterate is a grindcore band from Košice. Founded in 1992, as one of the first band of this genre in slovakia

Discography:

1993 Pieces Of Superior Life (demo) 1995 Blindness (demo) 1997 Blindness (split 7" EP w/ Excrete Alive) Merciless Core 1999 [promo tape] 2000 [split MC w/ N.C.C.] Impregnate Productions 2000 The Feelings Erebos Productions 2002 Against Your Will[split w/ Din-Addict] Scud

Actual lineup:

Tomas Cervenak - Vocals Marek "Stromy" Stromayer - Guitar, vocals Marcel "Barbie" Malega - Drums Teletubbies - Background Laughter
obliterate in Slovak: Obliterate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absolve, annihilate, black out, blot, blot out, cancel, consign to oblivion, cross out, declare a moratorium, dele, delete, destroy, efface, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, forgive, kill, nullify, raze, rub out, rule out, scratch, scratch out, sponge, sponge out, strike off, strike out, wipe out, write off
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