1. [ verb ] kill in large numbers
Synonyms: eliminate eradicate annihilate decimate carry_off extinguish

"the plague wiped out an entire population"

Related terms: kill decimate annihilation annihilation decimation annihilator
2. [ verb ] use up, as of resources or materials
Synonyms: eat use_up exhaust eat_up run_through deplete consume

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Related terms: spend spend drain burn_off run_down indulge run_out take exhaustion
3. [ verb ] remove from memory or existence
Synonyms: erase

"The Romans erased Carthage in 146 BC"

Related terms: kill destruction
4. [ verb ] mark for deletion, rub off, or erase, as of writings
Synonyms: obliterate kill

"kill these lines in the President's speech"

Related terms: take_away destruction
5. [ verb ] eliminate completely and without a trace
Synonyms: sweep_away

"The old values have been wiped out"

Related terms: destroy destruction
6. [ verb ] wipe out the effect of something
Synonyms: cancel_out

"The new tax effectively cancels out my raise" "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"

Related terms: eliminate destruction
Similar spelling:   wipeout