Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: annihilate
IPA transcription: [ən'aɪəl,eɪt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe_out, decimate, carry_off
    Meaning: kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
Usage examples
  • But it is a law of political economy that an increase of production augments the mass of available capital, consequently tends to raise wages, and finally to annihilate interest.
  • By assertion, he attempted to annihilate seven States; and the war which followed was to enforce the revolutionary edict, and to establish the supremacy of the General Government on the ruins of the blood-bought independence of the States.