autodestruct

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ destruct

Verb[edit]

autodestruct (third-person singular simple present autodestructs, present participle autodestructing, simple past and past participle autodestructed)

  1. (intransitive, chiefly science fiction) To destroy itself by design (as of a mechanical system).

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Noun[edit]

autodestruct (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly science fiction) A feature of a system whereby it destroys itself.
    They won't take any prisoners! Activate the autodestruct!