Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Obliterate"

The meaning of "Obliterate" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa obliterate?
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Q: O que significa obliterate?
A: To destroy completely.
“The dynamite obliterated the tree. There was nothing left.”
Q: O que significa obliterate?
A: it can mean to "destroy completely"
Q: O que significa obliterating?
A: It means to destroy or explode something.

Example sentences using "Obliterate"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com obliterated.
A: Obliterate is a well suited form of expression when referring to battles, for example, "The Soviet forces were obliterated by the German soldiers during their Russian invasion of WW2" or "John completely obliterated Patrick during that fight"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com obliterate.
A: It's another way to say "destroyed".
"The tank was obliterated by the missile."
"That house was obliterated by the tornado."

Synonyms of "Obliterate" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre obliterate e destroy ?
A:

Destroy – the thing is totally broken into pieces

Obliterate – there aren't even any pieces left. It is totally gone


People use these words interchangeably all the time, without concern for the slight difference in meaning
Q: Qual é a diferença entre obliterate e erase ?
A: obliterate - destruir

erase - borrar
Q: Qual é a diferença entre obliterate e destroy ?
A: destroy means to To damage beyond use or repair.
and obliterate means to to remove completely, leaving no trace.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre obliterate e devastate ?
A: It depends on the amount of damage, and to some extent, the intent I think.

Only if a building were completely wiped out... down to ashes basically... would I use the term obliterate. When I think of obliterate being used in a literal sense, comic books and death rays come to mind. (Figuratively, obliterate is sometimes used in sports when one team completely dominates the other)

Devastated, however, has either a sad or perhaps criminal connotation to it. If a tornado/hurricane/earthquake/whatever did severe damage to a building or caused an explosion like you mention, then "devastated" would be appropriate.

If it was intentionally blown up (ie, via high explosives) then simply "demolished" might make more sense. (Ie, "The building was demolished so that they could build a new parking garage." Maybe "destroyed" as well? (Ie, "The building was destroyed after the crew set off the explosives.")

Other questions about "Obliterate"

Q: What "obliterate the following items from: the past hour " means?

Does it mean "keep data within the past hour and delete everything else" or "delete data which cleated within an hour and keep everything else"?
A: It means it will delete that items within the past hour and keep everything else

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