noun Date: 1647 annihilation of the self (as in mystical contemplation of God)

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  • Self-annihilation — Self an*ni hi*la tion, n. Annihilation by one s own acts; annihilation of one s desires. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-annihilation — [self′ə nī΄ə lā′shən] n. loss of awareness of self, as in a mystical union with God …   English World dictionary

  • self-annihilation — /self euh nuy euh lay sheuhn, self /, n. 1. self destruction; suicide. 2. surrender, abnegation, or immolation of the self in mystic contemplation of or union with God. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-annihilation — self′ annihila′tion n. 1) self destruction; suicide 2) surrender of the self in mystic contemplation of or union with God • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-annihilation — noun the act of killing yourself it is a crime to commit suicide • Syn: ↑suicide, ↑self destruction • Derivationally related forms: ↑self destroy (for: ↑self destruction), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • self- — ♦ Élément, de l angl. self « soi même ». ⇒ auto . self élément, de l angl. self, qui signifie soi même . ⇒SELF , élém. de compos. Élém. tiré de l angl. self « soi même », de même sens, entrant dans la constr. de subst. empr. à l angl. ou faits… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Self-harm — This article focuses on repetitive self harm, not on severe self harm inflicted during psychosis. For forms of self harm related to body image, sexuality and wartime, see Body modification, Algolagnia and Self inflicted wound respectively. Self… …   Wikipedia

  • annihilation of self — (fana’)    See Ibn al ‘Arabi …   Islamic philosophy dictionary

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  • Total Annihilation — Infobox VG title = Total Annihilation developer = Cavedog Entertainment publisher = GT Interactive designer = Chris Taylor engine = version = 3.1c released = September 30 1997 [… …   Wikipedia

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