Self-destruct meaning

sĕlfdĭ-strŭkt
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A mechanism for causing a device to destroy itself.
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To destroy oneself or itself.
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To destroy itself automatically.

A missile designed to self-destruct.

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To greatly harm oneself or itself, specif. as the result of inherent or fundamental flaws.
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To destroy oneself.
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Origin of self-destruct

  • Back-formation from self-destruction

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

  • self- +"Ž destruct

    From Wiktionary