verb (used with object), an·ni·hi·lat·ed, an·ni·hi·lat·ing.
Origin of annihilate
Related formsan·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
Examples from the Web for annihilating
Soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.
Their biggest threat is the Builders, an ancient race of aliens hell-bent on annihilating the human race.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Missions” essentially consist of annihilating all means of transportation in small, vaguely Middle Eastern/African cities.I Am The Hague! Sylvester Stallone's 'Expendable' Wet Dream|Amy Zimmerman|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In less than sixty seconds he would become the focus of a hidden and annihilating fire from a semicircle of houses.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the gamma rays enter the sleeve, they interact with that photon gas, annihilating into electron-positron pairs.
That is the first stage in the abolition of the lakes: the mud is annihilating them.Science in Arcady|Grant Allen
Thus the chance of surprising and annihilating his army would be lost.Wood Magic|Richard Jefferies
I can feel it; I am being ruined; folks are bent on annihilating me, as if I had not already lost everything when I lost my child.Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
Casting one annihilating look at the speechless John, she gazed with amazement at the disorder about her.Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
You still remember the case of Miassoyedov, which was perpetrated with the aim of annihilating an entire Russian army.