destruct

1 of 2

verb

de·​struct
də̇ˈstrəkt,
dēˈ-
-ed/-ing/-s

destruct

2 of 2

noun

de·​struct
ˈdēˌstrəkt,
də̇ˈs-,
dēˈs-
plural -s
: the deliberate destruction of a rocket after launching especially during a test
also : destruction of a device or material (as to prevent its falling into enemy hands)

Word History

Etymology

Verb

back-formation from destruction

Noun

destruct, verb

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“Destruct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destruct. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

destruct

noun
de·​struct
di-ˈstrəkt
: the deliberate destruction of a rocket after launching
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