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What does "Annihilate" mean?

Definition

(a.) Annihilated (v. t.) To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness (v. t.) To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees (v. t.) To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be


Synonyms eliminate, eradicate, decimate, extinguish, wipe out, carry off


Word Family annihilated, annihilates, annihilating, annihilation, annihilations