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Pronunciation:  u`nIu'leyshun

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  1. [n]  destruction by annihilating something
  2. [n]  total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"

ANNIHILATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: disintegration, obliteration
 See Also: atomisation, atomization, demolition, destruction, destruction, devastation, extermination, extinction, pulverisation, pulverization, vaporisation, vaporization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*ni`hi*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. annihilation.]
1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the
   act of destroying the form or combination of parts under
   which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be
   applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.

2. The state of being annihilated. --Hooker.

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