Definition of Destruction

1. Noun. The termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.




2. Noun. An event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.

3. Noun. A final state. "The so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
Exact synonyms: Death, End
Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Die, End, End, End, End

Definition of Destruction

1. n. The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.

Definition of Destruction

1. Noun. The act of destroying. ¹

2. Noun. The results of a destructive event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Destruction

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Destruction

destroyer minesweeper
destroyer minesweepers
destroyers
destroyest
destroyeth
destroyin'
destroying
destroying angel
destroys
destruct
destructed
destructibility
destructible
destructibleness
destructing
destruction
destruction fire
destruction permit
destructionist
destructionists
destructions
destructive
destructive-metabolic(a)
destructive criticism
destructive distillation
destructive metabolism
destructively
destructiveness
destructivities
destructivity

Literary usage of Destruction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On War by Carl von Clausewitz, James John Graham, Frederic Natusch Maude (1908)
"CHAPTER VI Destruction OF THE ENEMY'S ARMIES THE destruction of the enemy's armed forces is the means to the end.—What is meant by this—The price it costs— ..."

2. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"This decrease was gradual until complete destruction occurred. It has recently been shown that the passage of a direct current through solutions of ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"Final destruction of Paganism. — Introduction of the worship of Saints and Relics, among the Christians. From the age of Numa, to the reign of Gratian, ..."

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