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1. annihilation

noun. ['əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃən'] destruction by annihilating something.

Synonyms

  • obliteration
  • destruction
  • pulverisation
  • devastation
  • vaporization
  • atomization
  • pulverization
  • vaporisation

Antonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • active
  • activeness

Etymology

  • annihilation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Annihilation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Sentences with annihilation


1. Noun, singular or mass
The only way to kill yucca plants is by ensuring total annihilation through a thorough application of concentrated herbicide.

Quotes about annihilation


1. I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.
- Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

2. I used to have a sign pinned up on my wall that read: Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us...It was all about letting go of everything. p.7
- Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

3. Total knowledge is annihilation Of the desire to see, to touch, to feel The world sensed only through senses And immune to the knowledge without feeling.
- Dejan Stojanovic

2. self-annihilation

noun. the act of killing yourself.

Synonyms

  • seppuku
  • harakiri
  • assisted suicide
  • suicide
  • hara-kiri
  • kill
  • suttee
  • felo-de-se
  • killing
  • self-destruction
  • harikari

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • add
  • begin
  • humorless

3. annihilation

noun. ['əˌnaɪəˈleɪʃən'] total destruction.

Synonyms

  • demolition
  • wipeout
  • disintegration
  • extinction
  • extermination

Etymology

  • annihilation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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