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== annihilate ==

  • –verb (used with object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing.1.to reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence; destroy utterly: Theheavy bombing almost annihilated the city.2.to destroy the collective existence or main body of; wipeout: to annihilate an army.3.to annul; make void: to annihilate a law.4.to cancel the effect of; nullify.5.to defeat completely; vanquish: Our basketball teamannihilated the visiting team. Use annihilate in a SentenceOrigin:

1350–1400; ME adnichilat ( e ) destroyed < LL annihilātus brought to nothing, annihilated (ptp. of annihilāre ) (L an- an-2 +nihil nothing + -ātus -ate1 )

synonyms and related formsEdit

    • un·an·ni·hi·lat·ed, adjectiveun·an·ni·hi·la·tive, adjectiveun·an·ni·hi·la·to·ry, adjective

—Synonyms 1. ravage, devastate, desolate. 1, 2. smash, obliterate,demolish.