Destruction definition

dĭ-strŭkshən
The fact or state of being destroyed.
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The act of destroying.

The destruction of the condemned building will take place at noon.

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The act or process of destroying; demolition or slaughter.
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The cause or means of destroying.
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The act or process of destroying.

The destruction of the house was completed in two days.

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The condition of having been destroyed.

Destruction from the tornado was extensive.

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The results of a destructive event.

Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.

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Destruction is defined as the tearing down or dismantling or killing of something.

An example of destruction is the effect of a bomb on a target.

An example of destruction is many deaths resulting from a highly-infectious illness.

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The cause or means of destroying.

Weapons that could prove to be the destruction of humankind.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
destruction
Plural:
destructions

Origin of destruction

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin dēstrūctiō dēstrūctiōn- from dēstrūctus past participle of dēstruere to destroy destroy

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

  • Middle English, from Old French destrucion, from Latin dēstructio.

    From Wiktionary