destruction

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From Middle English, borrowed from Old French destrucion, from Latin dēstructiō, dēstructiōnem.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌdɪsˈtɹʌkʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkʃən

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destruction (countable and uncountable, plural destructions)

  1. The act of destroying.
    The destruction of the condemned building will take place at noon.
  2. The results of a destructive event.
    Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French destrucion, borrowed from Latin destructio, destructionem.

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destruction f (plural destructions)

  1. destruction

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