auto-destruct

[ aw-toh-di-struhkt ]

verb (used without object)

Origin of auto-destruct

1
First recorded in 1970–75

Other words from auto-destruct

  • au·to-de·struc·tion, noun
  • au·to-de·struc·tive, adjective

Words Nearby auto-destruct

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British Dictionary definitions for autodestruct

autodestruct

/ (ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈstrʌkt) /


adjectiveAlso: autodestructive
  1. likely to or possessing the power to destroy or obliterate itself or its possessor: autodestruct mechanism

verb(intr)
  1. (of a missile, machine, etc) to destroy itself

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