annihilating annihilating  /ə ˈnaɪ ə ˌleɪ tɪŋ/


  1. (adj) wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
  2. (adj) making light of



  1. That region had been torn apart by a three-decade battle between a local Islamic separatist group and the Indonesian military, isolating Aceh and annihilating economic opportunities.
  2. It's set in the near future on an Earth that has been conquered by parasitic aliens who take over the bodies of humans, annihilating their hosts' personalities.
  3. In Korea, he won a Bronze Star for annihilating 44 Chinese trapped in a ravine.


  • 30 Under 30: Energy

    With fellow MIT Phd candidate Mark Massie, 26, Dewan is working to develop a new nuclear reactor design. The Waste Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor (WAMSR) will utilize liquid fuel consisting mainly of the 'spent' fuel rods from the nation's fleet of Light Water Reactors, which Dewan says still contain enough energy to power the entire U.S. for 70 years.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "Today we can show the entire world that Hitler did not succeed in annihilating us," said Charlotte Knobloch, Germany's top Jewish leader who was a girl in Munich the night the Nazis attacked synagogues and Jewish businesses nationwide 68 years ago.
    on Nov 9, 2006 By: Charlotte Knobloch Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Clinton disclosed in private that Indian officials spoke of knowing roughly how many nuclear bombs the Pakistanis possessed, from which they calculated that a doomsday nuclear volley would kill 300 to 500 million Indians while annihilating all 120...
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Taylor Branch Source: Australia.TO

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