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- The state of forgetting completely, of being oblivious, unconscious, unaware, as when sleeping, drunk, or dead.
- He regularly drank himself into oblivion.
- Only the oblivion of sleep can heal the greatest traumas.
- The state of being completely forgotten, of being reduced to a state of non-existence, extinction, or nothingness, incl. through war and destruction. (Figuratively) for an area like hell, a wasteland.
- Due to modern technology, many more people and much more information will not slip into oblivion, contrary to what happened throughout history until now.
- They tried to bomb them into oblivion.
- I will cast them into oblivion!
- Close shut the gates of oblivion!
- (obsolete) Amnesty.
state of forgetfulness or distraction
state of being completely forgotten
state of permanent unconsciousness after death
a state of nothingness
figuratively: wasteland; a supernatural realm of waste, like hell
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- (transitive) To consign to oblivion; to efface utterly.
- oblivion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- oblivion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- oblivion at OneLook Dictionary Search