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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.
References in classic literature ?
Not a cousin of the batch but is amazed to hear from Sir Leicester at breakfast-time of the obliteration of landmarks, and opening of floodgates, and cracking of the framework of society, manifested through Mrs.
Thus have we traced the history of these great rings of coral-rock, from their first origin through their normal changes, and through the occasional accidents of their existence, to their death and final obliteration.
So he stood, crossing and prostrating himself when necessary, and struggled with himself, now giving way to cold condemnation and now to a consciously evoked obliteration of thought and feeling.