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Total DestructionPlay
Use 'obliterate' to describe something destroyed beyond recognition or repair. SlideThe firework factory was obliterated in the explosion.
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Hyperbolic IntensityPlay
'Obliterate' can be hyperbolic, emphasizing the extreme effect of an action. SlideThe new legislation could obliterate years of progress in environmental policy.
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Intensity in ConflictPlay
Often used in contexts of war and conflict to describe total defeat. SlideThe insurgents' camp was obliterated by a surprise drone strike.