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  • nounutter destruction.
  • nounabolition

synonyms for annihilation

  • decimation
  • demolition
  • destruction
  • elimination
  • eradication
  • extermination
  • extinction
  • liquidation
  • massacre
  • obliteration
  • ruin
  • slaughter
  • demolishment
  • extinguishment
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antonyms for annihilation

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  • building
  • construction
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How to use annihilation in a sentence

We came close to destroying all life on Earth during the Cold War, with the threat of nuclear annihilation.
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This type of particle annihilation gives off gamma rays with certain wavelengths.
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Fourteen spots in the sky gave off the gamma rays expected from matter-antimatter annihilation events.
STARS MADE OF ANTIMATTER COULD LURK IN OUR GALAXYMARIA TEMMINGMAY 31, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
It’s set chiefly in Des Moines in the 1950s, when America was perfect except for the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial oppression, the birth of unbridled consumerism and little Billy’s mother’s cooking.
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For North American bats, contracting this new virus carried the risk of absolute annihilation.
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It seems like every month there’s a new big story about how dire our current trajectory is, how it could destroy us all, and how we desperately need to make change—and fast—to avoid annihilation.
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She acknowledged that the land upon which the hearing was taking place once belonged to the Piscataway people — a rebuke of Stuart and the countless politicians and bureaucrats who dedicated themselves to the cause of Indigenous annihilation.
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She just likes thinking about the end — the annihilation of Earth, the solar system, our galaxy and especially the universe.
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The object of these scarli is to manifest the popular exultation at the annihilation of feudal tyranny.
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To his excited imagination, we time and again escaped complete wreck and annihilation by a mere hair's breadth.
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WORDS RELATED TO ANNIHILATION

  • abolishment
  • abrogation
  • annihilation
  • annulment
  • cancellation
  • destruction
  • dissolution
  • elimination
  • end
  • ending
  • eradication
  • extirpation
  • invalidation
  • negation
  • nullification
  • obliteration
  • overthrow
  • overturning
  • repeal
  • repudiation
  • rescindment
  • rescission
  • revocation
  • subversion
  • suppression
  • termination
  • voiding
  • wiping out
  • withdrawal
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