destruction

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·struc·tion

noun \di-ˈstrək-shən\

: the act or process of damaging something so badly that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired : the act or process of destroying something

Full Definition of DESTRUCTION

1
:  the state or fact of being destroyed :  ruin
2
:  the action or process of destroying something
3
:  a destroying agency

Examples of DESTRUCTION

  1. War results in death and widespread destruction.
  2. We are trying to save the building from destruction.

Origin of DESTRUCTION

Middle English destruccioun, from Anglo-French destruction, from Latin destruction-, destructio, from destruere
First Known Use: 14th century

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