oblivion

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From Anglo-Norman oblivion ( = Old French oblivion), from Latin oblīviō (forgetfulness), from oblivisci (to forget).

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oblivion (usually uncountable, plural oblivions)

  1. The state of forgetfulness or distraction; fig. confused
  2. The state of being completely forgotten.
  3. A state of permanent unconsciousness existing after death; fig. A state of nonexistence or nothingness
  4. fig. a wasteland; a supernatural realm of waste, like hell ~ I will cast them into oblivion! Close shut the gates of oblivion! He found him in a desert land, in the oblivion, a howling wilderness.

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oblivion (third-person singular simple present oblivions, present participle oblivioning, simple past and past participle oblivioned)

  1. (transitive) To consign to oblivion; to efface utterly.

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oblivion f (oblique plural oblivions, nominative singular oblivion, nominative plural oblivions)

  1. forgetfulness

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