obliteration

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obliteration (countable and uncountable, plural obliterations)

  1. The total destruction of something.
  2. The cancellation, erasure or deletion of something.
    • 2001, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, page 1134:
      Because he refused to protect his brother's name from obliteration, he acquires a derogatory nickname.
  3. (medicine) The cancellation of the function, structure, or both of a vessel or organ; for example, the occlusion of the lumen of a duct, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel, be it solely functional (as when squeezed by nearby mass effect or inflammation) or both structural and functional (as when clogged with thrombus, embolus, or fibrosis).

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