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oblit·​er·​ate | \ ə-ˈbli-tə-ˌrāt, ō- \
obliterated; obliterating
transitive verb
1a to remove utterly from recognition or memory
1b to remove from existence : destroy utterly all trace, indication, or significance of
1c medical : to cause (something, such as a bodily part, a scar, or a duct conveying body fluid) to disappear or collapse : remove
2 to make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away


Ben worked feverishly to scrape the paint from the concrete overpass. He did not want to merely obscure the hateful graffiti. He hoped to obliterate it.

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