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an·ni·hi·late

 (ə-nī′ə-lāt′)
v. an·ni·hi·lat·ed, an·ni·hi·lat·ing, an·ni·hi·lates
v.tr.
1.
a. To destroy completely: The naval force was annihilated during the attack.
b. To reduce to nonexistence: "He had not just to hide his hunger; so as not to go mad he had to annihilate it" (Philip Roth).
c. To defeat decisively: annihilated the league champions in the playoffs.
2. Physics To convert (a subatomic particle) to energy or high-energy particles by annihilation.
v.intr.
1. To be completely destructive.
2. Physics To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.

[Late Latin annihilāre, annihilāt- : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin nihil, nothing; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

an·ni′hi·la·bil′i·ty (-lə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
an·ni′hi·la·ble (-lə-bəl) adj.
an·ni′hi·la′tor n.
Synonyms: annihilate, exterminate, extinguish, obliterate
These verbs mean to destroy completely. Annihilate often implies that the destruction is so severe that nothing is left or salvagable: The cannon blasts annihilated the enemy's fortifications.
Exterminate emphasizes the elimination of that which is considered undesirable, especially by killing: "The land had been rendered treeless, as though a tree were a parasite that needed to be exterminated, its stump uprooted and purged" (Madhusree Mukerjee).
Extinguish is to put an end to something or to make something extinct: The teacher's criticism of my essay extinguished my enthusiasm for the project.
To obliterate is to leave no trace of that which is destroyed: The virus obliterates all data on the hard drive of any computer it infects.

annihilate

(əˈnaɪəˌleɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to destroy completely; extinguish
2. (tr) informal to defeat totally, as in debate or argument
3. (General Physics) (intr) physics to undergo annihilation
[C16: from Late Latin annihilāre to bring to nothing, from Latin nihil nothing]
annihilable adj
anˈnihilative adj
anˈnihiˌlator n

an•ni•hi•late

(əˈnaɪ əˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence.
2. to destroy the collective existence or main body of; wipe out: to annihilate an army.
3. to defeat completely; vanquish: Our team was annihilated in the playoffs.
4. to annul; make void.
5. to cancel the effect of; nullify.
6. Physics. to convert rest mass into energy in the form of one or more photons: A particleannihilates its antiparticle.
[1350–1400; Middle English adnichilat(e) destroyed < Late Latin annihilātus, past participle of annihilāre to destroy = Latin an- an-2 + -nihilāre, v. derivative of nihil nothing]
an•ni′hi•la`tive (-əˌleɪ tɪv, -ə lə-) an•ni′hi•la•to`ry (-ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
an•ni`hi•la′tion, n.
an•ni′hi•la`tor, n.

annihilate


Past participle: annihilated
Gerund: annihilating

Imperative
annihilate
annihilate
Present
I annihilate
you annihilate
he/she/it annihilates
we annihilate
you annihilate
they annihilate
Preterite
I annihilated
you annihilated
he/she/it annihilated
we annihilated
you annihilated
they annihilated
Present Continuous
I am annihilating
you are annihilating
he/she/it is annihilating
we are annihilating
you are annihilating
they are annihilating
Present Perfect
I have annihilated
you have annihilated
he/she/it has annihilated
we have annihilated
you have annihilated
they have annihilated
Past Continuous
I was annihilating
you were annihilating
he/she/it was annihilating
we were annihilating
you were annihilating
they were annihilating
Past Perfect
I had annihilated
you had annihilated
he/she/it had annihilated
we had annihilated
you had annihilated
they had annihilated
Future
I will annihilate
you will annihilate
he/she/it will annihilate
we will annihilate
you will annihilate
they will annihilate
Future Perfect
I will have annihilated
you will have annihilated
he/she/it will have annihilated
we will have annihilated
you will have annihilated
they will have annihilated
Future Continuous
I will be annihilating
you will be annihilating
he/she/it will be annihilating
we will be annihilating
you will be annihilating
they will be annihilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been annihilating
you have been annihilating
he/she/it has been annihilating
we have been annihilating
you have been annihilating
they have been annihilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been annihilating
you will have been annihilating
he/she/it will have been annihilating
we will have been annihilating
you will have been annihilating
they will have been annihilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been annihilating
you had been annihilating
he/she/it had been annihilating
we had been annihilating
you had been annihilating
they had been annihilating
Conditional
I would annihilate
you would annihilate
he/she/it would annihilate
we would annihilate
you would annihilate
they would annihilate
Past Conditional
I would have annihilated
you would have annihilated
he/she/it would have annihilated
we would have annihilated
you would have annihilated
they would have annihilated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.annihilate - kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
decimate - kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

annihilate

verb destroy, abolish, wipe out, erase, eradicate, extinguish, obliterate, liquidate, root out, exterminate, nullify, extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth The army was annihilated.

annihilate

verb
2. To kill savagely and indiscriminately:
3. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
4. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
Translations
يُـبيد
vyhladitzničit
udryddeudslette
megsemmisít
gereyîa
naikinimassunaikinimassunaikinti
iznīcināt
yerle bir etmek

annihilate

[əˈnaɪəleɪt] VTaniquilar

annihilate

[əˈnaɪɪleɪt] vt
(= destroy completely) [+ enemy, army, mankind] → annihiler, anéantir
(fig) (= defeat) (in match, argument)écraser

annihilate

vtvernichten; army alsoaufreiben, auslöschen (geh); (fig) hopezerschlagen; theoryvernichten, zerschlagen; (inf) person, opponent, teamfertigmachen (inf), → in die Pfanne hauen (inf); I felt completely annihilatedich war völlig am Boden zerstört (inf)

annihilate

[əˈnaɪəleɪt] vtannientare, annichilire; (argument) → demolire

annihilate

(əˈnaiəleit) verb
to destroy completely. The epidemic annihilated the population of the town.
anˌnihiˈlation noun
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The prison, the insane asylum, the squalid chamber of the almshouse, the manufactory where the demon of machinery annihilates the human soul, and the cotton field where God's image becomes a beast of burden; to these and every other scene where man wrongs or neglects his brother, the apostles of humanity have penetrated.
When an engine would strike a mass of blocked trucks, splitting it into fragments, as a blow annihilates a cake of ice, Jimmie's team could usually be observed high and safe, with whole wheels, on the sidewalk.
Take the analogy of the body: The evil of the body is a disease which wastes and reduces and annihilates the body; and all the things of which we were just now speaking come to annihilation through their own corruption attaching to them and inhering in them and so destroying them.
I did, though: I vociferated curses enough to annihilate any fiend in Christendom; and I got a stone and thrust it between his jaws, and tried with all my might to cram it down his throat.
Pay him at once without another word; if not, by the God that rules us I will make an end of you, and annihilate you on the spot; release him instantly.
They could at any moment annihilate it, by neglecting to provide for the choice of persons to administer its affairs.
My feat then was as marvelous upon Mars as it would have been upon Earth, and from desiring to annihilate me they suddenly looked upon me as a wonderful discovery to be captured and exhibited among their fellows.
Curious is it to note what little, trivial incidents will nearly make a man crazy, and strike terror to his heart, and annihilate the firm purpose with which he has armed himself.
It is too difficult, because to meet such requirements the artist would have to do violence to his temperament, would have to write not for the artistic joy of writing, but for the amusement of half-educated people, and so would have to suppress his individualism, forget his culture, annihilate his style, and surrender everything that is valuable in him.
Hunsden, you are a more unpractical man than I am an unpractical woman, for you don't acknowledge what really exists; you want to annihilate individual patriotism and national greatness as an atheist would annihilate God and his own soul, by denying their existence.
tearing the parchment which Mazarin had not yet ventured to clutch; "yes, I annihilate this deed, which despoiled a whole family.
To escape the past and all that appertained thereto was to annihilate it, and to do that she would have to get away.