noun \ə-ˈbli-vē-ən, ō-, ä-\
: the state of something that is not remembered, used, or thought about any more
: the state of being unconscious or unaware : the state of not knowing what is going on around you
Full Definition of OBLIVION
1: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; especially : the condition of being oblivious
2: the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown
Examples of OBLIVION
- The technology is destined for oblivion.
- The names of the people who lived here long ago have faded into oblivion.
- His theories have faded into scientific oblivion.
- Her work was rescued from oblivion when it was rediscovered in the early 1900s.
- After being awake for three days straight, he longed for the oblivion of sleep.
- She drank herself into oblivion.
- The little village was bulldozed into oblivion to make way for the airport.
Origin of OBLIVION