détruire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French destruire, from Old French destruire, from Vulgar Latin *destrugere, present active infinitive of *destrugō, from Classical Latin dēstruō, from dē- (un-, de-) + struō (I build).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.tʁɥiʁ/
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  • Rhymes: -iʁ

Verb[edit]

détruire

  1. (transitive) to destroy
    Antonym: créer
    Détruisez la famille et vous détruisez le pays.
    Destroy the family and you destroy the country. - Erin Pizzey
  2. (transitive) to destruct
    Antonym: construire
  3. (transitive) to demolish
    Synonym: démolir
    Antonym: construire

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