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.
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.