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Definitions of destruction

  1. termination by an act of destruction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. That which destroys. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act or process of spoiling or putting an end to; overthrow; ruin; death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Act of destroying: overthrow: ruin: death. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Act of destroying; demolition; ruin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of destroying, or state of being destroyed; demolition; ruin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of destroying; state of being destroyed; ruin, by whatever means; death; slaughter; a destroyer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The act of destroying; ruin; demolition; slaughter; death; eternal death. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for destruction

  1. But this destruction of the small business, though an essential factor in the movement, is not perhaps the most important aspect. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  2. But this manner of living in the end works the destruction of habits and reputation to any who continue in it. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend