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Destruct vs. Destroy

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Destructverb

(transitive) To intentionally cause the destruction of.

Destroyverb

(transitive) To damage beyond use or repair.

‘The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.’;

Destructverb

(intransitive) To self-destruct.

Destroyverb

(intransitive) To cause destruction.

‘Hooligans destroy unprovoked.’;

Destructverb

To destroy.

Destroyverb

(transitive) To neutralize, undo a property or condition.

‘Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate.’;

Destructverb

destroy (one's own missile or rocket);

‘The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons’;

Destroyverb

(transitive) To put down or euthanize.

‘Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.’;

Destructverb

do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of;

‘The fire destroyed the house’;

Destroyverb

(transitive) To severely disrupt the well-being of (a person); ruin.

‘Her divorce destroyed her; she had a nervous breakdown and was severely depressed for more than a year.’;

Destroyverb

To defeat soundly.

Destroyverb

To remove data.

‘The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.’;

Destroyverb

To sing a song poorly.

Destroyverb

To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.

‘But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves.’;

Destroyverb

To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.

‘I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation.’;

Destroyverb

To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.

‘If him by force he can destroy, or, worse,By some false guile pervert.’;

Destroyverb

do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of;

‘The fire destroyed the house’;

Destroyverb

destroy completely; damage irreparably;

‘You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!’; ‘The tears ruined her make-up’;

Destroyverb

defeat soundly;

‘The home team demolished the visitors’;

Destroyverb

as of animals;

‘The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid’;

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