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destruct

verb de·struct \ də̇ˈstrəkt , dēˈ- \

Definition of destruct

-ed/-ing/-s

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Origin and Etymology of destruct

back-formation from destruction


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destruct

noun de·struct \ ˈdēˌstrəkt , də̇ˈs- , dēˈs- \

Definition of destruct

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)

Origin and Etymology of destruct

destruct, verb


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