destructible

adjective
de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce destructible (audio) \

Definition of destructible

: capable of being destroyed

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Other Words from destructible

destructibility \ di-​ˌstrək-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce destructibility (audio) \ noun

Examples of destructible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The America that Donald Trump described in his debate with Joe Biden last Thursday night is a strangely destructible place—one that might, in a blink, disappear. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Bitter, Vainglorious Fantasy of America on the Debate Stage," 25 Oct. 2020 While other, less-destructible materials rely on physics like distributing force, Proteus uses vibration. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "This New, Non-Cuttable Material Is Virtually Indestructible," 20 July 2020 Schreier's report didn't clarify what aspects of the Battlefield series may have found their way into the prototype, including big vehicles or destructible terrain. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Report: Blizzard began making, then canceled, a StarCraft first-person shooter," 6 June 2019 If something in the game world looks destructible, why can't it be destroyed? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "When “easy mode” isn’t enough: An analysis of unclear lessons in video games," 4 Oct. 2019 The game's original 2D mechanics have returned, only revamped with a Pikmin-like follower system, a new crafting interface, explosive weaponry, and impressively destructible environments. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Oddworld: Soulstorm gameplay: Abe’s old-school return is a beautiful thing," 6 June 2019 Not a block-for-block Minecraft copy One thing missing from this game's list of Minecraft-style possibilities is destructible environments. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Minecraft Dungeons hands-on: A shameless Diablo clone—and better for it," 12 June 2019 The experts at Custom Green Lawns & Pest Control understand the importance of removing destructible bugs such as termites but also that some insects are essential. orlandosentinel.com, "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Home & Services winners," 6 Oct. 2019 But Due Process delivers on destructible levels, weird level-specific gimmicks (lights that can be disabled, armored windows), and satisfying military-grade weaponry. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The 16 surprising new games that made PAX West an absolute blast," 9 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of destructible

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of destructible was circa 1755

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30 Oct 2020

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“Destructible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destructible. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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