Definition for AN-NI'HI-LATE

AN-NI'HI-LATE, v.t. [L. ad and nihilum, a trifle.]

  1. To reduce to nothing; to destroy the existence of; as, no human power can annihilate matter.
  2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting and carrying away the trees, though the timber may still exist; to annihilate a house by demolishing the structure.

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