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annihilation

an·ni·hil·a·tion

annihilation

pronunciation:
naI leI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of destroying completely, or an instance or state of being completely destroyed.
During the dictator's reign, the people witnessed the annihilation of their freedoms.The tornado nearly caused the annihilation of the small town.The vaccine made possible the annihilation of smallpox.
definition 2: the act of abolishing or making null.
the annihilation of slavery