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Meaning of ANNIHILATION

Pronunciation:  u`nIu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  destruction by annihilating something
  2. [n]  total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
 

ANNIHILATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: disintegration, obliteration
 
 See Also: atomisation, atomization, demolition, destruction, destruction, devastation, extermination, extinction, pulverisation, pulverization, vaporisation, vaporization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An*ni`hi*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. annihilation.]
1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the
   act of destroying the form or combination of parts under
   which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be
   applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.

2. The state of being annihilated. --Hooker.

 
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 Related Terms: abolishment, abolition, abscission, amputation, annulment, bane, biological death, cessation of life, choking, choking off, clinical death, crossing the bar, curtains, death, death knell, debt of nature, decease, demise, departure, deracination, destruction, dissolution, doom, dying, ebb of life, elimination, end, end of life, ending, eradication, eternal rest, excision, exclusion, exit, expiration, extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, final summons, finger of death, going, going off, grave, hand of death, jaws of death, knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaving life, liquidation, loss of life, making an end, mutilation, negation, nullification, parting, passing, passing away, passing over, perishing, purge, quietus, release, rescission, rest, reward, rooting out, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow of death, silencing, sleep, snuffing out, somatic death, stifling, strangulation, suffocation, summons of death, suppression, uprooting, voiding
 

 

 

 

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