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Pronunciation:  di'strukshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  termination by an act of destruction
  2. [n]  an event or the result of an event that destroys something
  3. [n]  a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

DESTRUCTION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: death, demolition, devastation, end
 See Also: annihilation, annihilation, conclusion, conclusion, decimation, demolishing, demolition, depredation, disaster, disintegration, ending, ending, eradication, extermination, finish, holocaust, hooliganism, kill, laying waste, leveling, liquidation, malicious mischief, obliteration, obliteration, rack, ravage, razing, razing, ruin, ruin, ruination, ruination, ruining, sabotage, self-destruction, spoliation, state, tearing down, termination, vandalism, wrack, wrecking, wrecking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

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

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

         Destruction of venerable establishment. --Hallam.

2. The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain,
   or devastated.

         This town came to destruction.        --Chaucer.

         Thou castedst them down into destruction. --Ps.
                                               lxxiii. 18.

2. A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a

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

Syn: Demolition; subversion; overthrow; desolation;
     extirpation; extinction; devastation; downfall;
     extermination; havoc; ruin.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about mass destruction, suggests that there is some chaos occurring in your life. Things may not be going the way you want it to. Perhaps the choices your are making are self-destructive.
Easton Bible Dictionary

in Job 26:6, 28:22 (Heb. abaddon) is sheol, the realm of the dead.

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