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obliterate

(ə-blĭt′ə-rāt′, ō-blĭt′-)
tr.v. obliter·ated, obliter·ating, obliter·ates
Medicine To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.

o·blit′er·a′tion n.
o·blit′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.
o·blit′er·a′tor n.
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The second initiative is the development of the new Obliterate feature designed to address requirements to cleanly remove obsolete files and other data from Subversion repositories.
Julie is not yet in an advanced stage of pregnancy; Neel painted her hands, feet, and nipples delicately, and her red pubic hair and labia conspicuously, to show that pregnancy does not obliterate sexiness.
The cratering record on Earth isn't much better: Erosion and faulting obliterate traces of impacts.
Opening the conference was Frank Miles, who illustrated simple truths that can obliterate self-imposed imprisoning fear that prevents success, a valuable lesson for any forecaster.
5 billion years old, that's diverse and interesting and well-preserved enough to interpret:' Over time, heat and pressure can all but obliterate traces of ancient life from the geological record.
With this joint, revolutionary solution, organizations seeking to implement PKI will be able to obliterate the traditional hurdles associated with putting a PKI into practice.
culture and its effort to obliterate everything German.
From a phenomenological point of view, the imagination has its limits, yet it's those very limits that Holzer most wants to test and perhaps to obliterate, but definitely to know from the "other side.
The analysis revealed a string of dark spots below the neck, possibly a necklace that the artist eventually decided to obliterate before he was satisfied with his work.
But in Une Petite Etude (A little study, 1992) Nelson's all-or-nothing approach threatens to obliterate an otherwise intriguing use of space.
It's certainly a testament to Welles that even the studios couldn't obliterate his genius.
Often, her objects are entirely covered with phallic shapes made of cloth, and the accumulation of these shapes in an undifferentiated mass merges with the surrounding space to obliterate the surface.