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"'Deletrius!' Mr Diggory shouted, and the smoky skull vanished in a wisp of smoke."
—Description[src]

The Eradication Spell[2][3] (Deletrius) is a charm that can disintegrate objects[2] and also serves as a counter-charm to the Reverse Spell, vanishing the shadow emitted from the wand.[1]

History

During the 1988–1989 school year, this spell was taught to fifth years by Filius Flitwick in Charms class.[2]

On the 25 August, 1994 after the Quidditch World Cup, during the Reappearance of the Dark Mark Amos Diggory used this spell to erase the ghost image of the Dark Mark he had caused to be emitted from Harry Potter's wand.

Known practicioners

Etymology

Latin verb delere meaning to destroy, from which the English word "delete" is derived, meaning to remove.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 9 (The Dark Mark)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 21 (The Search for Peeves) - Charms Lesson "Deletrius"
  3. Pottermore - see this URL


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