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obliterate (someone or something) from (something or some place)

To erase or destroy every trace of someone or something from some place or thing. The military coup has become hell bent on obliterating their opponents from every corner of the country. We'll have to use a sandblaster to obliterate the graffiti from the wall.
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slang Extremely drunk. They kept feeding me shots of tequila on my birthday, so I was completely obliterated by the end of the night.
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obliterate someone or something from something

to destroy or wipe out someone or something from something. Karen obliterated the writing from the wall. Max set out to obliterate Lefty "Fingers" Moran from the face of the earth.
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mod. drunk. Fred was obliterated and couldn’t walk to his car, let alone drive it.
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Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices.
Several mastoid obliteration techniques have been used, including muscle flaps, cortical bone pate, autologous bone chips, and hydroxyappetite [7, 8].
Treatment varies from simple needle aspiration of haematoma to excision of aural tissue over the haematoma combined with interrupted vertical mattress sutures with monofilament nylon passing through and through the skin of pinna for obliteration of dead space caused due to haematoma (Kagan, 1983).
In our case, complete obliteration of the duodenal varix was seen 6 weeks after injection sclerotherapy and this case gives further evidence that sclerotherapy can be another good modality for the treatment of duodenal varix.
Conventional catheter angiography remains superior to MR in delineating specific arterial supply and venous drainage of the AVM, but MR is more accurate than CT or angiography in determining nidus size and degree of nidus obliteration post embolotherapy.
In view of excellent results of band ligation as far as obliteration of oesophageal varices is concerned, its effect on development of fundal varices and PHG has raised concern among endoscopists.
Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Cuban missile crisis threatened nuclear obliteration, and the Vietnam War reached new levels of ferocity.
The strategies employed in these techniques include plugging the fistula with fibrin glue or tissue adhesives, (3) plugging it after de-epithelisation of the fistula, (5,6) or obliteration of the fistula using cauterisation or laser therapy.
It was a systematic campaign of death, destruction, and cultural obliteration, carried out against a nation whose vibrant culture was forcibly stunted.
Plus the quote Clegg will soon be telling every party member: "Go back to your constituencies and prepare for obliteration.
Al-Araqib is one of the several Arab villages inside Israel facing obliteration becausethe Israeli government refuses to recognize them.
Inspired by the massive obliteration of the past, Andrej Zernovski in his column for Fokus writes that at the moment when the last facade will be covered with a front, the street will be renamed "Macedonian phalanges," and people dressed as in the 21 century will not walk on this street.
Tony will be visiting Caistor St Edmund, a small English village that 2000 years ago was known as Venta Icenorum and considering whether imperial Rome simply crushed the Iceni, or whether it was actually Boudica who led her tribe to obliteration.
ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2011 (Frontier Star): Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Athar Abbas has said that operation against militancy will continue till the complete obliteration of militants in Mohmand Agency.