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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·ni·hi·late /əˈnaɪəˌlet/
 (vt.)消滅,廢止

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·ni·hi·late a. Annihilated. [Archaic]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·ni·hi·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annihilated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annihilating.]
 1. To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.
    It impossible for any body to be utterly annihilated.   --Bacon.
 2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees. “To annihilate the army.”
 3. To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 annihilate
      v : kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire
          population" [syn: eliminate, extinguish, eradicate,
           wipe out, decimate, carry off]