[ aw-toh-di-struhkt ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ dɪˈstrʌkt /
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verb (used without object)
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Origin of auto-destruct
First recorded in 1970–75
OTHER WORDS FROM auto-destructau·to-de·struc·tion, nounau·to-de·struc·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for auto-destruct
/ (ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈstrʌkt) /
adjective Also: autodestructive
likely to or possessing the power to destroy or obliterate itself or its possessorautodestruct mechanism
(of a missile, machine, etc) to destroy itself
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