Annihilate and Obliterate


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Annihilate verb – To destroy all traces of.
Usage example: the family's attempts to annihilate the roach population in their apartment had met with little success

Obliterate is a synonym for annihilate in destroy topic. In some cases you can use "Obliterate" instead a verb "Annihilate", when it comes to topics like help, eliminate, wipe out, destroy completely. popular alternative
Nearby Words: annihilation, annihilating
Synonyms for Annihilate


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Obliterate verb – To destroy all traces of.
Usage example: in a stroke, the March snowstorm obliterated our hopes for an early spring

Annihilate is a synonym for obliterate in destroy topic. You can use "Annihilate" instead a verb "Obliterate", if it concerns topics such as help, eliminate, wipe out. popular alternative
Nearby Words: obliteration, obliterating
Synonyms for Obliterate

Common collocations

humanity annihilate humanity obliterate humanity
party annihilate party obliterate party
force annihilate force obliterate force
life annihilate life obliterate life
Other nouns: body, race, army, earth, world, ship, fleet, planet, anyone, city, enemy, forces, enemies, planets, cities, fleets, armies.
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