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destruction

 
Noun destruction has 3 senses
  1. destruction, devastation - termination by an act of destruction
    --1 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --1 has particulars:
     disaster; kill; laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking; razing, leveling, tearing down, demolishing; annihilation, obliteration; decimation; self-destruction; neutralization, neutralisation; sabotage; extermination, liquidation; holocaust; demolition; spoliation; vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischief
    Derived forms: verb destroy1, verb destroy2
  2. destruction, demolition, wipeout - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    --2 is a kind of ending, conclusion, finish
    --2 has particulars:
     annihilation, disintegration; eradication, obliteration; ravage, depredation; razing, wrecking; ruin, ruination; wrack, rack
    Derived form: verb destroy2
  3. end, destruction, death - a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
    --3 is a kind of state
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