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English definition of “annihilate”

annihilate

verb [T]    /əˈnɑɪ·əˌleɪt/
to destroy completely, leaving nothing: The approaching tornado was annihilating everything in its path. annihilation    /əˌnɑɪ·əˈleɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] The annihilation of smallpox is a triumph of medicine.
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