destructible

[dih-struhk-tuh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being destroyed; liable to destruction.

Origin of destructible

1745–55; < Late Latin dēstructibil(is), equivalent to Latin dēstruct(us) pulled down (see destruction) + -ibilis -ible
Related formsde·struct·i·bil·i·ty, de·struct·i·ble·ness, nounun·de·struct·i·ble, adjectiveun·de·struct·i·ble·ness, nounun·de·struct·i·bly, adverb
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Related Words for destructible

decaying, short-lived, unstable, decomposable

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British Dictionary definitions for destructible

destructible

adjective

capable of being or liable to be destroyed
Derived Formsdestructibility, noun
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Word Origin and History for destructible
adj.

1755, from Late Latin destructibilis, from Latin destructus, past participle of destruere (see destroy).

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