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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


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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