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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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KEYWORDS: Cirrhosis, Extra hepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO), Fundal varix obliteration (FVO), Portal hypertension.
Successful balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for bleeding duodenal varices using cyanoacrylate.
A reduction in the size of the coronal pulp chamber is initially observed, and is followed by the gradual narrowing of the entire root canal, not rarely leading to complete obliteration, although a narrow root canal space always persists histologically.
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.
The radiographic appearance of CM is a partial (limited to the coronal part of the tooth) or total (extended to the coronal and radicular pulp canal spaces) obliteration of the pulp canal space with normal periodontal membrane space and intact lamina dura (Holan, 1998; Malhotra & Mala).
The Hungarian Regent Admiral Miklos Horthy had been trying to extricate the country from its alliance with Nazi Germany since the obliteration of Hungarian forces on the Stalingrad line at the city of Voronezh on Jan.
The goal of therapy is complete obliteration of the nidus and this may be attempted by surgical excision, intravascular embolotherapy or radiotherapy depending on the characteristics of the AVM and operative risk.
Variceal obliteration was achieved in 138 (79.8%), while 33 (19.1%) cases developed re-bleeding.
Lebanon TV Archive must be spared total obliteration, neglect and whoever chooses to forsake his past, risks losing present or future, Daouk warned.
"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.