annihilation

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From Middle French annihilation, from Latin ad (to) + nihil (nothing).

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annihilation (plural annihilations)

  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.
  3. (physics) The process of a particle and its corresponding antiparticle combining to produce energy.

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