Word Summary
aphanizō: to make unseen, destroy
Original Word: ἀφανίζω
Transliteration: aphanizō
Phonetic Spelling: (af-an-id'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to make unseen, destroy
Meaning: to make unseen, destroy
Strong's Concordance
corrupt, disfigure, destroy

From aphanes; to render unapparent, i.e. (actively) consume (becloud), or (passively) disappear (be destroyed) -- corrupt, disfigure, perish, vanish away.

see GREEK aphanes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 853: ἀφανίζω

ἀφανίζω; (passive, present ἀφανίζομαι); 1 aorist ἠφανίσθην; (ἀφανής);

a. to snatch out of sight, to put out of view, to make unseen (Xenophon, an. 3, 4, 8 ἥλιον νεφέλη παρακαλύψασα ἠφανισε namely, τήν πόλιν, Plato, Phil. 66 a. ἀφανιζοντες κρύπτομεν).

b. to cause to vanish away, to destroy, consume: Matthew 6:19f (often so in Greek writings and the Sept. (cf. Buttmann, § 130, 5)); passive to perish: Acts 13:41 (Luth.vorSchreckenvergehen); to vanish away, James 4:14 (Herodotus 7, 6; 167; Plato and following).

c. to deprive of lustre, render unsightly; to disfigure: τό πρόσωπον, Matthew 6:16.