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; A state of nonexistence or nothingness
    He found him in a desert land, in the oblivion, a howling wilderness.
  4. (figuratively) a wasteland; a supernatural realm of waste, like hell
    I will cast them into oblivion!
    Close shut the gates of oblivion!

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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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