Definitions

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  • adj. Tending or serving to obliterate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending or serving to obliterate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to obliterate; obliterating; effacing; erasing.

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Examples

  • But in some patients, that trifecta of assaults—obliterative chemotherapy, marrow replacement, and the attack on the tumor by foreign cells—could be fashioned into an exquisitely potent therapeutic weapon against cancer.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The bone marrow represented the frontier of toxicity, an unbreachable barrier that limited the capacity to deliver obliterative chemotherapy—the “red ceiling” as some oncologists called it.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The obliterative power of Pluto grows exponentially more powerful when it meets resistance.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • In the tests, conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, mice that inhaled diacetyl vapors for three months developed lymphocytic bronchiolitis — a potential precursor of obliterative bronchiolitis.

    Study: Artificial butter flavor in popcorn can damage lungs

  • The authors conclude that these findings suggest that workplace exposure to diacetyl contributes to the development of obliterative bronchiolitis in humans, but said more research is needed.

    Study: Artificial butter flavor in popcorn can damage lungs

  • The tests showed that diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavor, can cause a serious condition that can lead to obliterative bronchiolitis or "popcorn lung."

    Study: Artificial butter flavor in popcorn can damage lungs

  • The thing about this obliterative weaponry is that it is non-discriminitory and can waft on the prevailing winds hither and yon.

    Blue Meanie

  • In the tests, conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS, part of the National Institutes of Health, mice that inhaled diacetyl vapors for three months developed lymphocytic bronchiolitis—a potential precursor of obliterative bronchiolitis.

    Study: Artificial butter flavor in popcorn can damage lungs

  • The culturally obliterative acts are a “fate,” he writes, “that we in ‘advanced,’ more ‘complex’ societies have been imposing for many centuries on ‘indigenous’ or ‘tribal’ peoples.”

    The Lotus in The Loss

  • Just imagine the headlines and obliterative outrage if Repubs touring Gitmo got an earful from the troops.

    July 2005

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