transitive verb
1. (to physically destroy) 
La legión romana aniquiló a los galos.The Roman legion annihilated the Gauls.
Nuestra artillería aniquiló a las tropas enemigas.Our artillery wiped out the enemy troops.
La peste negra aniquiló a un tercio de la población en Europa.The Black Death destroyed one third of the the population in Europe.
Los bombarderos aniquilaron las defensas de la fortaleza.The bombers obliterated the fortress' defenses.
e. to crush (the rival team) 
Alemania aniquiló a Brasil por 7 a 1 y avanzó a la final.Germany crushed Brazil 7-1 and moved to the final.
2. (to emotionally destroy) 
El candidato conservador aniquiló al socialista en el debate.The Conservative candidate destroyed his Socialist counterpart in the debate.
b. to crush 
Mis padres aniquilaron mi sueño de ser una estrella de rock.My parents crushed my dream of becoming a rock star.
Mi rival en el debate me aniquiló con más hechos y cifras concretas.My rival in the debate obliterated me with more concrete facts and figures.
pronominal verb
3. (to worsen) 
La salud de mi abuelo se aniquiló y ahora está hospitalizado.My grandfather's health deteriorated and he is now in the hospital.
El valor de mi propiedad se aniquiló un 13%.The value of my property declined by 13%.
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to annihilate, to wipe out 
transitive verb
1 (destruir) [+enemigo] to annihilate; destroy; [+equipo rival] to crush; annihilate
2 (matar) to kill
pronominal verb
1 (Mil) etc to be annihilated; be wiped out
2 (deteriorarse) to deteriorate; decline; (Med) to waste away; [+riqueza] to be frittered away;
Verb Conjugations for aniquilar
Present Participle: aniquilando
Past Participle: aniquilado
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