Build and Obliterate


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Build verb – To form by putting together parts or materials.
Obliterate is an antonym for build.
Nearby Words: built, building, buildup, builder
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Obliterate verb – To destroy all traces of.
Usage example: in a stroke, the March snowstorm obliterated our hopes for an early spring

Build is an antonym for obliterate in destroy topic.
Nearby Words: obliteration, obliterating
Antonyms for Obliterate
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Common collocations

life build life obliterate life
body build body obliterate body
civilization build civilization obliterate civilization
base build base obliterate base
Other nouns: army, colony, bomb, world, building, tower, empire, ship, fleet, town, city, buildings, ships, cities.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the Discworld series, a Wizard's natural instinct is to build a magic tower, and then obliterate every other wizard standing (it's noted that the plural of "wizard" used to be "war").
    Source: Power Limiter
  • My Hero Zero The protagonist Lelouch of Code Geass uses the alias Zero while working to obliterate the Britannian empire and build a new world in its place.
    Source: My Hero Zero
  • Literature / Discworld It turns out that the base instinct of a wizard is to build a magic tower and obliterate all other wizards until they're the last one (in fact, the the ancient plural of "wizard" was "war").
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Obliterate and Build. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 18, from
Build & Obliterate. N.p., 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2021. <>.
Obliterate or Build. 2016. Accessed April 18, 2021.

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