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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annihilation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annihilation 
  n  1:  destruction  by  annihilating  something  [syn:  {obliteration}] 
  2:  total  destruction;  "bomb  tests  resulted  in  the  annihilation 
  of  the  atoll"  [syn:  {disintegration}] 




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