Part of speech: verb

To reduce to nothing; destroy.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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)", Thomas Clarkson.