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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of destruct

First recorded in 1630–40; back formation from destruction
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How to use destruct in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for destruct

destruct
/ (dɪˈstrʌkt) /

verb
to destroy (one's own missile or rocket) for safety
(intr) (of a missile or rocket) to be destroyed, for safety, by those controlling it; self-destruct
noun
the act of destructing
adjective
designed to be capable of destroying itself or the object, system, or installation containing itdestruct mechanism
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