Definition of obliterative in US English:

obliterative

adjective

  • See obliterate

    • ‘Of those 10 humans who developed obliterative bronchiolitis, 4 died and 3 never breathed again without the aid of a respirator.’
    • ‘And this fight to the obliterative finish ultimately cannot be a matter of killing people and toppling regimes.’
    • ‘We do not expect this shock to be obliterative, dislocating to both body and mind.’
    • ‘None of the patients started on statins during the first postoperative year developed obliterative bronchiolitis as compared with a cumulative incidence of 37% among control patients.’
    • ‘The procedure is contraindicated for patients with distal or obliterative disease, and those with combined pelvic and distal obliterative disease.’

Pronunciation

obliterative

/-ˌrātiv/