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
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.
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.