Etymology
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destruction (n.)

c. 1300, destruccioun "ruin;" early 14c., "act of destroying, devastation; state of being destroyed," from Old French destruction (12c.) and directly from Latin destructionem (nominative destructio) "a pulling down, destruction," noun of action from past-participle stem of destruere "tear down, demolish," literally "un-build," from de "un-, down" (see de-) + struere "to pile, build" (from PIE *streu-, extended form of root *stere- "to spread"). Meaning "cause of destruction" is from late 14c.

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Definitions of destruction

destruction (n.)
the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists;
Synonyms: devastation
destruction (n.)
an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something;
Synonyms: demolition / wipeout
destruction (n.)
a final state;
Synonyms: end / death
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