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annihilateverb [T]

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

uk   /əˈnaɪ.ə.leɪt/ us   /əˈnaɪ.ə.leɪt/
annihilation
noun [U] uk   /əˌnaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us   /əˌnaɪ.əˈleɪ.ʃən/
During the Cold War the threat of nuclear annihilation was always on people's minds.informal The opposition party's candidate suffered annihilation (= complete defeat) at the polls.
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