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an·ni·hi·la·tion

 (ə-nī′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of annihilating.
b. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
2. Physics The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.

annihilation

(əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. total destruction
2. the act of annihilating
3. (General Physics) physics the destruction of a particle and its antiparticle when they collide. The annihilation of an electron with a positron generates two or, very rarely, three photons of annihilation radiation. The annihilation of a nucleon with its antiparticle generates several pions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annihilation - destruction by annihilating somethingannihilation - destruction by annihilating something
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
atomisation, atomization - annihilation by reducing something to atoms
pulverisation, pulverization - annihilation by pulverizing something
vaporization, vaporisation - annihilation by vaporizing something
2.annihilation - total destructionannihilation - total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
extermination, extinction - complete annihilation; "they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs"
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

annihilation

annihilation

noun
Translations
إبادَة
vyhlazenízničení
udryddelseudslettelse
annihilaatiotuhoutuminen
anihilacija
tortíming
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annihilation

[əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃən] Naniquilación f, aniquilamiento m

annihilation

[əˌnaɪɪˈleɪʃən] n
(= complete destruction) [enemy, army, mankind] → anéantissement m
nuclear annihilation → anéantissement nucléaire
(fig) (= defeat) (in match, argument)anéantissement m

annihilation

nVernichtung f, → Auslöschung f (geh); (fig: of theory) → Vernichtung f, → Zerschlagung f; our team’s annihilationdie vollständige Niederlage unserer Mannschaft; her annihilation of her opponentsdie Art, wie sie ihre Gegner fertigmachte (inf)

annihilation

[əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃn] nannientamento

annihilate

(əˈnaiəleit) verb
to destroy completely. The epidemic annihilated the population of the town.
anˌnihiˈlation noun

annihilation

n. aniquilación, destrucción total.
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Especially if Harris's claim that religion is the chief source of violence in the world and that it will surely lead to nuclear annhiliation is true, the need for Harris to return to an inclusivist approach as an effective tool for communicating with extremists cannot be overestimated.
And there seems little doubt that a nuclear attack on the UK - or even the threat of one - would meet with a retaliatory strike, even if it were to lead to the annhiliation of most the human race.
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