One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Eliminate something completely.‘their life savings were wiped out’
- ‘If you punish bad behavior, the net effect is not, as intended, to wipe it out - but, instead, to drive it underground and inadvertently entrench it.’
- ‘The treatment stopped the cancer within a week, completely wiping it out in some animals.’
- ‘I think what you need to consider is the possibility of wiping that debt out completely - your number of $200 billion is correct.’
- ‘Fortunately, there are thousands of scientists working all over the world probing this disease - its roots and mechanisms - in order to wipe it out once and for all.’
- ‘The protagonist, of course, has the job of tracking down the source of this virus and wiping it out.’
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