Annihilate An*ni"hi*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annihilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Annihilating}.] [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. {File}, a row.] 1. To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be. [1913 Webster]

It impossible for any body to be utterly annihilated. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees. ``To annihilate the army.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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