verb (used with object), an·ni·hi·lat·ed, an·ni·hi·lat·ing.
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Origin of annihilate
OTHER WORDS FROM annihilatean·ni·hi·la·tive [uh-nahy-uh-ley-tiv, ‐uh-luh‐], /əˈnaɪ əˌleɪ tɪv, ‐ə lə‐/, an·ni·hi·la·to·ry [uh-nahy-uh-luh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee], /əˈnaɪ ə ləˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·an·ni·hi·lat·ed, adjectiveun·an·ni·hi·la·tive, adjectiveun·an·ni·hi·la·to·ry, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for annihilate
Every ship, every miniature fort, every man was caught under it—and annihilated.Invaders from the Infinite|John Wood Campbell
If they had been properly directed, we must have been annihilated to a man.
He might gradually be stripped of his authorities by successive resolutions, or annihilated by a single vote.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
At the close of a victory that had annihilated the fleets of France and Spain, and secured to Britain the empire of the seas.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
By this procedure all possible clew to the physical type of the people is, of course, annihilated at once.