What does the word annihilate mean?

Usage examples for annihilate

  1. To reverse the order, and to annihilate Fremont before falling upon Shields, was out of the question. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. There were a few slaves in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut: these States could, probably, oppose any attempts to annihilate this species of property. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. Such a measure, if realized, would not only lessen the quantity of human suffering, but annihilate a powerful political argument against us. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
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