from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which annihilates.
  • noun In mathematics, an operator which reduces a given kind of expression to zero.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, annihilates.

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  • noun One who annihilates.

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  • noun a total destroyer


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  • The first fire extinguishers were of the "annihilator" pattern, so arranged in a building that when a fire occurred carbonic acid gas was evolved, and, if the conditions were right (as the mediums say), the fire was put out.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 358, November 11, 1882 Various

  • This annihilator destroys anything in its path; to survive and perhaps defeat this invincible foe, the mortals and the fairies must unite, but neither side trusts the other.

    In Ashes Lie-Marie Brennan « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews 2009

  • LEVIN: A family annihilator is usually the husband/father (certainly one of the family members) who kills the family unit, not just his wife or one of his children, but every member of the family.

    ‘Better-Off Dead’ 2009

  • Not only can a bad economy and being destitute turn you into a "family annihilator," say psychologists, so can the threat of losing your wife and kids which produces a feel of loss of control.

    Is the Economy Why People Are Killing Their Families? 2009

  • Chanakya was a man of fast and lasting action, a strict teacher and a fair administrator, an immaculate strategist, a destructive force and a creative energy, highly emotional, annihilator of a kingdom and a creator of a vast dynasty.

    Book: Rule the World -The way Idid...Chanakya 2008

  • JORDAN: This particular type of mass murderer is rare, not the family annihilator.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2008 2008

  • And that's what we don't normally see with the family annihilator.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2008 2008

  • I'm afraid that if I ever saw my annihilator and his friends again, they'd gang up on me and insist that he's innocent and that I'm just being vengeful.

    speak-out Diary Entry speak-out 2004

  • We'd better pretend to get prepared by pretending we have a super-duper laser beam bomb annihilator thingy.

    Hullabaloo 2003

  • Mary had been assured that "Dolly" was absolutely dependable, would not shy, had a kind and gentle disposition, and was easy to manage; but now she was actually gazing upon this amiable annihilator, the courage oozed out of her suddenly pounding heart and her eyes widened with fright and suspicion.

    The 1926 Tatler Margaret Louise [Editor] Newhall


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