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English noun: destruction

1. destruction (act) the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists


Synonymsdevastation


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


Narrower (hyponym)annihilation, decimation, demolishing, demolition, disaster, extermination, holocaust, hooliganism, kill, laying waste, leveling, liquidation, malicious mischief, neutralisation, neutralization, obliteration, razing, ruin, ruination, ruining, sabotage, self-destruction, spoliation, tearing down, vandalism, wrecking

2. destruction (event) an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something


Synonymsdemolition, wipeout


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish


Narrower (hyponym)annihilation, depredation, disintegration, eradication, obliteration, rack, ravage, razing, ruin, ruination, wrack, wrecking

3. destruction (state) a final state


SamplesHe came to a bad end.
The so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end.


Synonymsdeath, end


Broader (hypernym)state









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