HyperDic: destruction

English > 3 senses of the word destruction:
NOUNactdestruction, devastationthe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
eventdestruction, demolition, wipeoutan event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
statedestruction, end, deatha final / final / final state
destruction > pronunciation
Soundsdihstrah'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > destruction: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.
Synonymdevastation
Narrowerannihilation, obliterationDestruction by annihilating something
decimationDestroying or killing a large / large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)
demolitionThe act of demolishing
disasterAn act that has disastrous consequences
extermination, liquidationThe act of exterminating
holocaustAn act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
killThe destruction of an enemy / enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wreckingDestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
neutralization, neutralisation(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
razing, leveling, tearing down, demolishingcomplete destruction of a building
sabotageA deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
self-destructionThe act of destroying yourself
spoliation(law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischiefWillful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishdestrucción, devastación
Catalandestrucció, devastació
Verbsdestroydestroy completely
destroydo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
English > destruction: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.
Synonymsdemolition, wipeout
Narrowerannihilation, disintegrationTotal destruction
eradication, obliterationThe complete destruction of every trace of something
ravage, depredation(usually plural) a destructive action
razing, wreckingThe event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
ruin, ruinationAn event that results in destruction
wrack, rackThe destruction or collapse of something
Broaderending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
Spanishdemolición, derribo, derrumbamiento, destrucción
Catalandemolició, destrucció, enderrocament, enderroc
Verbsdestroydestroy completely
English > destruction: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA final / final / final state.
Synonymsend, death
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishdestrucción, final, muerte
Catalandestrucció, final, mort

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