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destruction

[ dih-struhk-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈstrʌk ʃən /
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noun
the act of destroying: wanton destruction of a town.
the condition of being destroyed; demolition; annihilation.
a cause or means of destroying.
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Origin of destruction

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English (from Anglo-French ), from Latin dēstructiōn- (stem of dēstructiō), equivalent to dēstruct(us) (past participle of dēstruere;see destroy) + -iōn--ion

synonym study for destruction

1. See ruin.

OTHER WORDS FROM destruction

non·de·struc·tion, nounpre·de·struc·tion, nounsem·i·de·struc·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for destruction

destruction
/ (dɪˈstrʌkʃən) /

noun
the act of destroying or state of being destroyed; demolition
a cause of ruin or means of destroying

Word Origin for destruction

C14: from Latin dēstructiō a pulling down; see destroy
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