Annihilate

Definition of Annihilate

An`ni´hi`late   Pronunciation: an`nī´hĭ`lãt
v. t.1.To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.
[imp. & p. p. Annihilated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annihilating.]
2.To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees.
3.To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.
a.1.Annihilated.

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