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[ noun ] termination by an act of destruction

Synonyms

devastation

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

The role of an earthquake in starting the destruction of whole cities is tremendously frightening , but fire may actually be the principal agent in a particular disaster .

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

She would n't be wilfully planning his destruction .

They 've worried , they 've lain_awake nights , they 've shook at the slightest footstep , they 've pictured their own destruction , and now it 's all over and they can give_up .

2
[ noun ] an event or the result of an event that destroys something

Synonyms

demolition wipeout

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Anyone who tried to remedy some of the most glaring defects in our form of democracy was denounced as a traitorous red whose real purpose was the destruction of our government .

3
[ noun ] a final state

Synonyms

death end

Examples

"he came to a bad end" "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

Related terms

state terminate end die

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