annihilation annihilation  /ə ˌnaɪ ə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) destruction by annihilating something
  2. (n) total destruction



  1. If nuclear annihilation was the apocalyptic mainstay through the decades of the Cold War, the eco-apocalypse has clearly taken its place.
  2. Against this accumulation one sees the Indians' dwindling hopes, illuminated by flashes of courage and desperate efforts to res;st slow annihilation.
  3. For Melville, though, silence finally meant darkness and hopelessness and self-annihilation.


  1. For And Against: Supreme Court Ruling On DOMA and Prop 8

    Jim Morrison Dissects the Death of DOMA and the Annihilation of Prop 8 read more
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Advocate

  2. Scenes from Bangkok Fight Night

    A mixture of anxiety, a sense of pride, and cold air could be felt underneath Center Stage as mixed martial arts competitors prepared for annihilation. On the opposite side one could smell chicken satay, a traditional Thai dish, as it grilled on a portable stovetop.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta


  1. "Israel doesn't threaten any country with anything -- never did," Olmert told SAT 1. "The most that we tried to get for ourselves is to be able to live without terror. But we never threatened any nation with annihilation. Iran, openly,...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source:

  2. "Senator McCain suggests that somehow, you know, I'm green behind the ears and I'm just spouting off and he's somber and responsible," Obama said. "This is a guy who sang, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, who called for the annihilation of North Korea....
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "Britain and France will be true to those who died for them in the skies above London, in the Libyan desert, on the Normandy beaches and the plain of Alsace, when all that we hold most dear was threatened with annihilation," Sarkozy told...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: National Review Online (blog)

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