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auto-destruct

[aw-toh-di-struhkt]
verb (used without object)
  1. self-destruct.
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Origin of auto-destruct

First recorded in 1970–75
Related formsau·to-de·struc·tion, nounau·to-de·struc·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autodestruct

autodestruct

adjective Also: autodestructive
  1. likely to or possessing the power to destroy or obliterate itself or its possessorautodestruct mechanism
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verb (intr)
  1. (of a missile, machine, etc) to destroy itself
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