Annihilation  

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  1. The act of destroying or otherwise turning into nothing, or nonexistence
  2. The act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it
  3. The state of being annihilated.

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Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object; having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation is "to make into nothing". Annihilation is the opposite of exnihilation, which means "to create something out of nothing".

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