Another word for 'Obliterate'?

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I want a toned down word for 'Obliterate'? It should mean that something has been taken care of, but not entirely. The entirely part should not be too apparent to anyone.

asked Oct 11 '12 at 05:54 rkrish New member

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Obliterate does mean removed or destroyed entirely - with no trace left.  My thesaurus has over fifty synonyms for obliterate.  Some of those may feel softer to you than obliterate.  I often use a thesaurus to find the right word.  Often, I look up the word that doesn't quite fit, then I look up a synonym for one of those synonyms.  Eventually, you will find the word that fits better. 

link comment answered Oct 11 '12 at 06:19 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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