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Definition of "self-annihilation" [self•-an•ni•hi•la•tion]

  • Self-destruction. (noun)
  • Loss of self-awareness, as in a mystical state. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-annihilation" in a sentence
  • "Those who weather the storm sometimes emerge as people of talent and creativity; the birth of creativity can come from the risk of intense self-annihilation."
  • "Is there a connection between an unexamined life and the pull of self-annihilation?"
  • "I became a voracious reader of the literature on the act of self-annihilation."