#552. [Suppression of sign.] Obliteration. -- N. obliteration; erasure, rasure[obs]; cancel, cancellation; circumduction[obs]; deletion, blot; tabula rasa[Lat]; effacement, extinction.
V. efface, obliterate, erase, raze|!, rase[obs], expunge, cancel; blot out, take out, rub out, scratch out, strike out, wipe out, wash out, sponge out; wipe off, rub off; wipe away; deface, render illegible; draw the pen through, apply the sponge.
be effaced &c.; leave no trace &c. 550; "leave not a rack behind."
Adj. obliterated &c. v.; out of print; printless[obs]; leaving no trace; intestate; unrecorded, unregistered, unwritten.
Int. dele; out with it!
Phr. delenda est Carthago [Lat][Cato].