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    has completely been obliterated/obliterated by incendiary bombs/obliterate the memory

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Malaria has completely been obliterated in many countries of Europe and Asia.

    obliterate = exterminate , eliminate

    The entire village was obliterated by incendiary bombs.

    obliterate = annihilate, destroy

    Nothing could obliterate the memory of those tragic events.

    obliterate = erase

    incendiary = a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Last edited by vil; 13-Feb-2011 at 15:16.

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    Re: has completely been obliterated/obliterated by incendiary bombs/obliterate the me

    Malaria has been completely eliminated......
    The entire village was destroyed by incendiary bombs.
    Erase the memory - yes.

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