Destruct meaning

dĭ-strŭkt, dēstrŭkt
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The intentional, usually remote-controlled destruction of a space vehicle, rocket, or missile after launching, as for defective performance or reasons of safety.
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To self-destruct.
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The deliberate destruction of a malfunctioning missile, rocket, etc. after its launch.
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To destroy (a rocket, etc.) deliberately by remote control.
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To intentionally cause the destruction of.
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(intransitive) To self-destruct.
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To destroy intentionally (a rocket or missile) after launch.
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To be automatically destroyed.
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Origin of destruct

  • Back-formation from destruction

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from destruction.

    From Wiktionary