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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)
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Last edited by vil; 13-Feb-2011 at 14:16.
Malaria has been completely eliminated......
The entire village was destroyed by incendiary bombs.
Erase the memory - yes.