Destruction De*struc"tion, n. [L. destructio: cf. F. destruction. See {Destroy}.] 1. The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation. [1913 Webster]

The Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction. --Esth. ix. 5. [1913 Webster]

'Tis safer to be that which we destroy Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Destruction of venerable establishment. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated. [1913 Webster]

This town came to destruction. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Thou castedst them down into destruction. --Ps. lxxiii. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer. [1913 Webster]

The destruction that wasteth at noonday. --Ps. xci. 6.

Syn: Demolition; subversion; overthrow; desolation; extirpation; extinction; devastation; downfall; extermination; havoc; ruin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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