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destruction

de·struc·tion

destruction

 
 
pronunciation:
dih struhk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of destroying.
When did the destruction of the temple occur?
synonyms:
devastation, ruin, wreckage
antonyms:
creation, formation
similar words:
abolition, demolition, desolation, kill, rack
definition 2: the state of being destroyed; ruin.
The hurricane caused great destruction.
 
synonyms:
devastation, havoc, ruin, waste, wreckage
similar words:
abolition, damage, death, decay, demolition, desolation, end, harm, rape, ravage, wreck
definition 3: the cause of ruin.
Alcoholism was her destruction.
synonyms:
bane, downfall, undoing
similar words:
enemy, nemesis, ruin
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