self-destruct

verb
self-de·​struct | \ ˌself-di-ˈstrəkt How to pronounce self-destruct (audio) \
self-destructed; self-destructing; self-destructs

Definition of self-destruct

intransitive verb

: to destroy oneself or itself

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self-destruct adjective

First Known Use of self-destruct

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-destruct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-destruct. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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self-destruct

verb

English Language Learners Definition of self-destruct

: to destroy itself

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