1. [ verb ] remove completely from recognition or memory
Synonyms: efface wipe

"efface the memory of the time in the camps"

Related terms: blur eradication
2. [ verb ] mark for deletion, rub off, or erase, as of writings
Synonyms: wipe_out kill

"kill these lines in the President's speech"

Related terms: take_away destruction
3. [ verb ] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Synonyms: blot_out veil hide obscure

"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

Related terms: change concealment
4. [ adjective ] reduced to nothingness
Synonyms: obliterated blotted_out
Related terms: destroyed
5. [ verb ] do away with completely, without leaving a trace
Related terms: eliminate eradication
6. [ verb ] put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
Synonyms: blow_out quench snuff_out extinguish

"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"

Related terms: ignite black_out douse extinction
Similar spelling:   obliterated