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 (ə-nī′ə-lā′tĭv, -ə-lə-)
Capable of causing utter destruction or serving to destroy utterly: annihilative firepower.
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Adj.1.annihilative - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destructionannihilative - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
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While he follows the destructive wake of a natural volcanic eruption, D'Arcy Wood decisively and convincingly demonstrates that this natural disaster is ultimately proof not of nature's self-determining cyclic destruction but proof of the impact of that other powerful annihilative earthly force: the human species.
Being surrounded by killer moose and ferocious squirrels might seem a terrifying prospect, but after a few days in Alaska's interior, in the shadow of The Weathermaker (especially when the weather is nice), a man can learn to live more comfortably with the universe's annihilative possibilities.
And it also is the time for it to understand that in administration, favouritism could be as lethal and as annihilative, if not more, as are nepotism and cronyism.
She is driven by an annihilative impulse, one embodied by her compulsive knitting; both are ceaseless, offering no reprieve.
It is thus not escape into an alternate reality but rather into the annihilative nonbeing of the withdrawal of one's soul: "I have abandoned myself.
If such was true, then others would have also been fully aware of the implications of anti-Semitism and its annihilative conclusions.
Unlike these films, Belle Epoque plays with gender boundaries rather than continuing filmic visions of annihilative sexuality.