Oblivion Definition

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[n] total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"
[n] the state of being disregarded or forgotten


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Synonyms

limbo, obliviousness

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forgetfulness, obscurity

Misc. Definitions

\Ob*liv"i*on\, n. [L. oblivio, akin to oblivisci to forget: cf. OF. oblivion.]
1. The act of forgetting, or the state of being forgotten; cessation of remembrance; forgetfulness. Second childishness and mere oblivion. --Shak. Among our crimes oblivion may be set. --Dryden The origin of our city will be buried in eternal oblivion. --W. Irving.
2. Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon; as, an act of oblivion. --Sir J. Davies. Syn: See {Forgetfulness}.

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