|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|
"The Romans erased Carthage in 146 BC"
|Related terms:||kill destruction|
|4.||[ verb ] mark for deletion, rub off, or erase, as of writings|
"kill these lines in the President's speech"
|Related terms:||take_away destruction|
|5.||[ verb ] eliminate completely and without a trace|
"The old values have been wiped out"
|Related terms:||destroy destruction|
|6.||[ verb ] wipe out the effect of something|
"The new tax effectively cancels out my raise" "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
|Related terms:||eliminate destruction|