[ dih-struhkt ]
/ dɪˈstrʌkt /
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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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How to use destruct in a sentence
Viber’s privacy features include the ability to set self-destructing timers for messages, edit and delete messages on all devices with a tap, and get notifications if a user takes a screenshot of a chat you’re in.6 secure alternatives to WhatsApp|Sandra Gutierrez G.|January 18, 2021|Popular-Science
That was five years ago, when Spears was self-destructing in front of the world.Was ‘Manager’ Sam Lutfi Britney Spears’s Savior, or Her Svengali?|Maria Elena Fernandez|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like a glass doll perched on a precarious ledge, she seems always this close to falling over the edge and self-destructing.The Looming Oscar Smackdown|Nicole LaPorte|December 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST
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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