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ǝˈnīǝˌlāt v. 1 destroy utterly; obliterate: a simple bomb of this type could annihilate them all | a crusade to annihilate evil. 2 ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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... ǝ'nīǝˌlāt v. 1 destroy utterly; obliterate: a simple bomb of this type could annihilate them all | a crusade to annihilate evil. 2 defeat utterly: the stronger force annihilated its opponent virtually without loss. annihilator -ˌlāṯǝr n. annihilation ǝˌnīǝˈlā˜ǝn ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (3 ed.)

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...annihilate [LME] Hidden in the middle of annihilate is the Latin word nihil , meaning ‘nothing’, which is at the heart of the English word’s meaning. Deriving in the 14th century from the Latin annihilatus ‘reduced to nothing’, it was first used as an adjective with the meaning ‘destroyed or annulled’. Nihil is also the source of nil ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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... XVI. Superseded † annihil (XV) — (O)F. annihiler — late L. annihilāre (f. AN- 1 + nihil nothing, NIL ), from the pp. of which was derived the pp. annihilate (XIV), whence the inf. form; see -ATE 2 . So annihilation...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • circumvallate • bedplate • template • breastplate • nameplate • faceplate • chelate • fishplate • sibilate • jubilate • flagellate • legislate • invigilate • assimilate , dissimilate • depilate , epilate • fibrillate • correlate , intercorrelate • vacillate • tessellate • oscillate • cantillate • hyperventilate , ventilate • titillate • scintillate • constellate • mutilate • oblate • hotplate • electroplate • bookplate • footplate • congratulate • confabulate , tabulate • ambulate , circumambulate, perambulate • adulate •...

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

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ǝˈnīǝˌlātv.1 destroy utterly; obliterate: a simple bomb of this type could annihilate them all | a crusade to annihilate evil.2 defeat utterly: the stronger force annihilated its opponent virtually ...
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Garner's Modern English Usage (5 ed.)

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... . So formed—not ⋆annihilatable . See -able (d) & -atable . ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (6 ed.)

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...annihilator ( modules ) Given a subset S of a module M over a commutative ring R , then the annihilator of S is Ann R ( S ) = { r  ∈  R : rs  =0 for all s  ∈  S }. It is an ideal of R...

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