verb (used with object), an·ni·hi·lat·ed, an·ni·hi·lat·ing.
Origin of annihilate
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The J in its name actually stands for Jian—annihilate, eliminate.
“Thirty minutes alone with a man is enough for him to annihilate you,” she remarks, knowingly.Meet The Former Call Girl Saving Hookers For Jesus|Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally there was the atomic bomb (and the Cold War it created): machine threatened to annihilate all of mankind.
The consequences of the repeated failed attempts to annihilate Israel should and will be reflected in the final status.
And there is no doubt that a people must defend itself against those who wish to harm it, destroy it, or annihilate it.Iran as Haman: Jeffrey Goldberg’s Dangerous Analogy|Shaul Magid|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Red requires to annihilate one sided irritation the two primary colors, yellow and blue.The Progress of the Marbling Art|Josef Halfer
I would require the science of Earth for the benefit of this world, rather than use the science of this world to annihilate that!The Fifth-Dimension Tube|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Would you have me indeed, annihilate the memory of the bond between us?The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The introduction of Christianity did not annihilate the older cults.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
To pretend that God can be offended with the actions of men, is to annihilate all the ideas that are given to us of this being.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
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Word Origin and History for annihilate
1520s, from an obsolete adjective meaning "reduced to nothing" (late 14c.), originally the past participle of a verb, anihil, from Old French annichiler (14c.), from Late Latin annihilare "to reduce to nothing," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + nihil "nothing" (see nil). Related: Annihilated; annihilating.