[ dih-struhkt ]
/ dɪˈstrʌkt /
serving or designed to destroy: a destruct mechanism on a missile.
the act or process of intentional destruction: One out of ten launchings ended in destructs.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to be destroyed.
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Origin of destruct
First recorded in 1630–40; back formation from destruction
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British Dictionary definitions for destruct
/ (dɪˈstrʌkt) /
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
the act of destructing
designed to be capable of destroying itself or the object, system, or installation containing itdestruct mechanism
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