What is the meaning of wipe out?


  • Use up (resources or materials. )
    • usage: "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  • Kill in large numbers.
    • usage: "the plague wiped out an entire population"
  • Eliminate completely and without a trace.
    • usage: "The old values have been wiped out"
  • Remove from memory or existence.
    • usage: "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
  • Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase.
    • usage: "kill these lines in the President's speech"
  • Wipe out the effect of something.
    • usage: "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise"; "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
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APAWordNet. (2010). wipe out. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/wipe_out/definitions/1321139
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