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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who annihilates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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’

  • 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?

  • 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

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

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2008

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

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 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

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


  • 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


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