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annihilator

[uh-nahy-uh-ley-ter] /əˈnaɪ əˌleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that annihilates.
2.
Mathematics. the set of all linear functionals that map to zero all elements of a given subset of a vector space.
Origin of annihilator
1690-1700
1690-1700; annihilate + -or2
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  • She did not care for “eternal card-parties,” and considered the card-table “an annihilator of ideas.”

    Anna Seward Stapleton Martin
  • It is nature as the annihilator that he lives with and glories in.

  • They take pigeons up in balloons, and I guess chickens would live in the annihilator—at least, until we ate them.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • At Mr. Roumann's suggestion they all increased their hours of work on the annihilator.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • He felt that he was personally the annihilator of the collective aristocracy.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • We will be perfectly safe in the annihilator, and when we get to Mars I am sure you will like it there.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • I am that Snake, that annihilator: "wherever I fasten, in a few seconds——."

  • The interior of the annihilator was brilliant with electric lights.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • Also, if the gas is flaming, you can easily imagine what would happen to the annihilator.

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood
  • I almost thought I could make out the place where we live, and where we built the annihilator!

    Through Space to Mars Roy Rockwood

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