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destruction the act of destroying. [3 definitions]
destructive causing chaos or destruction. [2 definitions]
destructive distillation the heating of a substance such as wood or coal with minimal exposure to air, to produce useful byproducts.
desuetude the state of a thing, practice, or custom that has ceased to be used or followed; disuse.
desulfurize to extract or remove the sulfur from.
desultory disordered, disconnected, or unmethodical; aimless. [2 definitions]
detach to separate from some whole. [2 definitions]
detachable combined form of detach.
detached not physically connected or attached; separated. [2 definitions]
detachment the condition of someone or something that is detached. [5 definitions]
detail a small item; specific aspect; particular. [7 definitions]
detailed characterized by having many details or by being thoroughly treated.
detain to prevent from going on; stop or delay. [2 definitions]
detainee one who is held in police custody, usu. for questioning or political reasons, without formal charges being filed.
detassel to remove the tassel from (corn) to facilitate cross-pollination in the production of hybrids.
detect to perceive, discover, or uncover. [2 definitions]
detectable able to be discovered or perceived.
detectaphone a device used to eavesdrop on phone conversations.
detection the act of detecting or investigating. [2 definitions]
detective a person, often a police officer, who conducts investigations.
detective story a fictional account of how a crime, usu. a murder, is solved by an amateur or professional detective.