obliterate

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obliterate

verb
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

/-==0==-\

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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