Definition of annihilate:
- 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.
- 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 reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.
reject, supplant, eat, extinguish, set aside, overpower, subvert, kill, repeal, invalidate, help, wallop, revoke, pass, remove, pull off, deplete, snuff out, use up, decimate, quench, wipe out, thrash, rule out, butcher, vanquish, clear, obviate, prohibit, smear, terminate, carry away, bear off, bring off, void, eat up, press out, manage, continue, uproot, trounce, carry off, egest, massacre, stamp out, suppress, winnow out, blow out, win, overthrow, eradicate, bear away, exhaust, make, crush, drub, slaughter, stub out, abate, clobber, shellac, reverse, vitiate, steamroller, rid of, overwhelm, do away with, blot out, root, eliminate, sweep away, cream, consume, negate, rub out, liquidate, negociate, excrete, abrogate, cancel out, crush out, take away, root out, end, run through, get rid of.
- destroy (part of speech: verb)
- unsubstantiate (part of speech: verb)
- obliterate (part of speech: verb)
In order to get rid of a disease nothing is more frequent among primitive men than to picture the sick person on wood or on the ground, and to strike the injured part with an arrow or knife, in order to annihilate the sickening principle.- "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.
- "Acid Bath", Vaseleos Garson.
The fort could wait; the Indians would endeavour to annihilate Bouquet's force as they had annihilated Braddock's army in the same region eight years before; and if successful, they could then at their leisure return to Fort Pitt and starve it out or take it by assault.- "The War Chief of the Ottawas A Chronicle of the Pontiac War: Volume 15 (of 32) in the series Chronicles of Canada", Thomas Guthrie Marquis.