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Definition 1: the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for destruction in the sense of this definition

(destruction is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of destruction ) (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence

(... is a kind of destruction ) the act of demolishing

"the demolition of the huge tower was quite a spectacle"

(... is a kind of destruction ) an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)

"a nuclear holocaust"

(... is a kind of destruction ) the act of exterminating

(... is a kind of destruction ) a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged

(... is a kind of destruction ) (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)

(... is a kind of destruction ) the act of destroying yourself

"his insistence was pure self-destruction"

(... is a kind of destruction ) destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)

(... is a kind of destruction ) destruction by annihilating something

(... is a kind of destruction ) complete destruction of a building

(... is a kind of destruction ) destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

(... is a kind of destruction ) the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile

"the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

(... is a kind of destruction ) an act that has disastrous consequences

(... is a kind of destruction ) willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

Definition 2: an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for destruction in the sense of this definition

(destruction is a kind of ...) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of destruction ) total destruction

"bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"

(... is a kind of destruction ) the complete destruction of every trace of something

(... is a kind of destruction ) (usually plural) a destructive action

"the ravages of time" "the depredations of age and disease"

(... is a kind of destruction ) the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled

(... is a kind of destruction ) an event that results in destruction

(... is a kind of destruction ) the destruction or collapse of something

"wrack and ruin"

Definition 3: a final state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where destruction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he came to a bad end
  • the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end

Synonyms for destruction in the sense of this definition

(destruction is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

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