Definition:Annihilator/Linguistic Note

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Linguistic Note on Annihilator

The word annihilator calls to mind a force of destruction which removes something from existence.

In fact, the word is a compound construct based on the Latin nihil, which means nothing.

Thus annihilator can be seen to mean, literally, an entity which causes (something) to become nothing.

The pronunciation of annihilator is something like an-nile-a-tor.