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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 swelling extended superiorly to the infraorbital region, inferiorly to the angle of the mouth, laterally to the malar bone, and medially to the ala of the left nostril, where it obliterated the left nasolabial fold.
Investigators should make an extra effort to identify firearms with obliterated serial numbers.
2 seconds, stereotypes are obliterated," was the clear winner in the critical print ad outcome measures of increasing likelihood of purchase and willingness to recommend the brand to people they care about most.
Indeed, if an unfamiliar voice repeats the same announcement hour after hour for 12 hours, listeners may begin to suspect that they are listening to a machine set to switch on every hour (or even that it has got stuck) and that perhaps, after all, the BBC has been obliterated.
She finished with 275 career 3-pointers, two short of the all-time section record, and obliterated her own school single-season record for 3-pointers - 70, set as a sophomore.
Two villages situated along the shore and unprotected by mangroves were obliterated, Danielsen's team reports in the Oct.
Clinker brick was removed, beige-green tile demolished, dingy signage taken out, and the public designs of the workers and farmers' state were obliterated.
Fistulae that involve the lateral recess of the sphenoid sinus require a transcranial approach for direct visualization and obliteration of the bone defect, whereas fistulae that involve the central portion of the sphenoid sinus can be successfully obliterated via a trans-sphenoidal approach.
The splendid Kirkgate Market, the main arcade and the Mechanics Institute with its giant Doric pilasters were the most outstanding of the demolished landmarks, but much else was obliterated by roadworks and really second-rate late neo-functionalist rubbish.
The resulting hyperinflation obliterated the German mark's value, leading to the imperishable image of German citizens having to drag wheelbarrows full of money to stores to buy a day's worth of groceries.
Cultural castes are being obliterated by the increasing ubiquity of cultural choice--whether in literature or in housewares.
Tankian, Dolmayan and Odadjian all identify their grandparents' memories as the only links they have to their respective family heritages, as most of their families were obliterated during the Armenian Genocide.