All of this, of course, does not consider the consequences of blurring or, in some instances, annihilating the feminine identity.
It has the right to regard the threat that Hamas poses as an annihilating one, given the emphatic language of its covenant.
After recovering from a severe depression, some patients mourn the loss of that annihilating, painful depth of despair.
Their biggest threat is the Builders, an ancient race of aliens hell-bent on annihilating the human race.
Soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.
I can feel it; I am being ruined; folks are bent on annihilating me, as if I had not already lost everything when I lost my child.
The kabaka Suna had only taken time to prepare for an annihilating blow.
I once asked Admiral Jellicoe who was the real inventor of this annihilating missile.
Again and again came that flash of force, annihilating them.
The bird itself was annihilated in annihilating Hiawatha's daughter.
1520s, from an obsolete adjective meaning "reduced to nothing" (late 14c.), originally the past participle of a verb, anihil, from Old French annichiler (14c.), from Late Latin annihilare "to reduce to nothing," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + nihil "nothing" (see nil). Related: Annihilated; annihilating.