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obliterate
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
do away with completely
  • The red stain of bastardy, which two centuries of systematic legal defilement of Negro women had stamped upon his race, meant not only the loss of ancient African chastity, but also the hereditary weight of a mass of corruption from white adulterers, threatening almost the obliteration of the Negro home.
    Chapter 1 (70% in)

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