[ UK /dɪstɹˈʌkt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹəkt/ ]
  1. destroy (one's own missile or rocket)
    The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons
  2. do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    The fire destroyed the house
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How To Use destruct In A Sentence

  • She is also part of a large group of oceanographers and taphonomists of the SSETI project (Shelf / Slope Taphonomic Initiative) examining carbonate preservation and destruction across the shelf and slope regions in Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas using submersibles.
  • He wanted to scream and shout, beat the wall and call down the forces of destruction.
  • Together, they were able to mollify workers and quietly implement the destruction of thousands of jobs.
  • Yet the Browns harbour no bitterness towards Waugh over the destruction of their business.
  • Christianity could not content itself with building up its own altar; it was absolutely forced to undertake the destruction of the heathen altars
  • Its total destruction is not a moral imperative for the human race. Times, Sunday Times
  • Henry, ever the pragmatist, considered the farrago of his brother's recent attempted coup, which had ended in the destruction of the Jacobite clans, to have been the Stuarts' last chance.
  • What are the possibilities and risks of according spirituality some therapeutic value for those on the edge of the abyss of self-destruction?
  • The State Department claims a 1980s General Services Administration directive resulted in the destruction of many passport applications and other "nonvital" passport records, including Hot Air » Top Picks
  • We've discovered that another hive is afflicted with a parasitic mite with the terrifying name Varroa destructor Next week we plan to treat them with formic acid, an organic chemical control. Dave Snyder: Farm Report: Starting The Year From Seed
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