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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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A Federal grand jury sitting in Boston yesterday handed down a two-count indictment charging a former Middlesex Corrections Officer with possession of two handguns with obliterated serial numbers.
Intriguingly, this cracked facade has few craters, an indication of recent, major changes on the surface of Europa, which would have obliterated these pockmarks.
Ultimately, I would be forced to admit that all the volumes of Proust were nothing, quantitatively, compared to the 20-minute experience of eating breakfast on a spring morning at a Denny's in Mobile - and that the more authoritatively and extensively I sought to encode such an experience, the more profoundly it was obliterated from the immediacy of memory and transported into the imaginary realm of remembrance, invested with identity, shorn of utility, and polished up as an object of delectation.
Metamorphism has changed pyroxenes to amphiboles and obliterated most of the layering.
Perez, 34, who has already served time in state custody, reached a deal with federal prosecutors to admit one count of conspiracy to violate the man's civil rights and one count of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
The figure, half-hidden or partially obliterated in these predominantly black and white pieces is still there but it seems to fade in and out of the stains, faint color applications, and surface treatments in wax, tar, and pastel.
Erosion has leveled the tallest mountains, gouged deep ravines into the hardest rock and even obliterated most meteor craters on earth.
In a typical acquisition," said Cohen, "Jefferson's highly personal way of doing things, our name and our staff organization would have been obliterated.
One of the suit's goals is to make it illegal to sell, deal in or buy products that have had their batch numbers or other codes obliterated.
By not selecting "natural" driftwood, Ackling evokes the forlorn and wistful quality of these abandoned relics--their functions forever obscured and obliterated by their sojourn in the sea--the sense that they are the remnants that have always floated forgotten and unseen across the water.
These storms, one of which obliterated an entire electric substation, reduced NSP's 1998 earnings per share by approximately 4 cents.
The play doesn't address Selena's fashion ambitions, and nearly obliterated is the singer's assassin, Yolanda Saldivar, the former president of Selena's fan club who embezzled from the family.