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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
1. Natural Means

552. [Suppression of Sign.] Obliteration.

   NOUN:OBLITERATION, erasure, rasure [rare]; cancel, cancellation; circumduction [rare], deletion, blot; tabula rasa [L.]; effacement, extinction.
   VERB:EFFACE, obliterate, erase, rase [rare], expunge, cancel, dele; blot -, take -, rub -, scratch -, strike -, wipe -, wash -, sponge- out; wipe off, rub off; wipe away; deface, render illegible; draw the pen through, rule out, apply the sponge.
  BE EFFACED &c.; leave no trace [See Indication]; “leave not a rack behind” [Tempest].
   ADJECTIVE:OBLITERATED &c. v.; leaving no trace; intestate; unrecorded, unregistered, unwritten; printless, out of print.
   INTERJECTION: dele; out with it!    QUOTATION:Delenda est Carthago.—Cato