The definition of an annihilation is the entire and complete destruction of a place, thing or group.noun
An example of an annihilation is the bombing of an entire town and the resulting murder of all the residents.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a. The act or process of annihilating.b. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
- Physics The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted completely to energy approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
Variant of annihilate
- to destroy completely; put out of existence; demolish: an atomic bomb can annihilate a city
- to consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify: to annihilate another's ambition
- to kill
- to conquer decisively; crush
Origin: < LL(Ec) annihilatus, pp. of annihilare, to bring to nothing < L ad, to + nihil, nothing
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