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
How to use annihilate in a sentence
Goku and Vegeta are members of a race called Saiyan, which villains discriminated against, and later nearly annihilated, because they feared its members’ potential as fighters.A love for ‘Dragon Ball Z’ has infiltrated NFL locker rooms|Kyle Melnick|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
If the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope can take the temperature of a few thousand exoplanets, Leane and a colleague calculated, that data set could bear the fingerprints of annihilating dark particles in the electron-to-proton mass range.The Search for Dark Matter Is Dramatically Expanding|Charlie Wood|November 23, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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.
To do this with taste, and without corrupting or annihilating the meaning of the word, demands a certain amount of literary skill.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
In one grand point he, however, succeeded, that of annihilating or dispersing the British legion.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
He therefore removed the sons out of his way, with a view of annihilating the hopes of the disaffected.
It darted about, annihilating the small distances of the Solent and making a strange, buzzing noise like some foul fly.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young
He has attained to annihilating himself, his hateful ego; but I too; it's not from egoism, I pray not.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev