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annihilate

Definition of annihilate

Etymology

    From Latin annihilō ("I reduce to nothing") < ad ("to") + nihil ("nothing").

Pronunciation

Verb

to annihilate (third-person singular simple present annihilates, present participle annihilating, simple past and past participle annihilated)

  1. To reduce to nothing, to destroy, to eradicate.

    The Protestants of the North fear they will be annihilated by the Catholics should Britain withdraw from Ulster.

Synonyms

Related terms

  • annihilation
  • annihilator
  • nihilism
  • nihilist

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