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[ UK /dɪstɹˈʌkʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹəkʃən/ ]
  1. the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
  2. a final state
    the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end
    he came to a bad end
  3. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
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How To Use destruction 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
  • Shiva the destroyer is a necessary part of the trinity because, without destruction, there can be no recreation.
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