Annihilate Definition

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To destroy completely.
The naval force was annihilated during the attack.
American Heritage
To destroy completely; put out of existence; demolish.
An atomic bomb can annihilate a city.
Webster's New World
To reduce to nonexistence.
American Heritage
To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify.
To annihilate another's ambition.
Webster's New World
To defeat decisively.
Annihilated the league champions in the playoffs.
American Heritage

Origin of Annihilate

  • Late Latin annihilāre annihilāt- Latin ad- ad- Latin nihil nothing ne in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin annihilō (“I reduce to nothing”), from ad (“to”) + nihil (“nothing”).

    From Wiktionary

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