annihilation

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

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annihilation ‎(countable and uncountable, plural annihilations)

  1. The act of destroying or otherwise turning into nothing, or nonexistence
  2. 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
    the annihilation of a corporation
  3. The state of being annihilated.
  4. (physics) The process of a particle and its corresponding antiparticle combining to produce energy.

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annihilation f ‎(plural annihilations)

  1. annihilation