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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: destructus, past participle of destruere; DESTROY

destruction

noun
     
de‧struc‧tion W3 [uncountable]
the act or process of destroying something or of being destroyed [↪ destroy]
destruction of
the destruction of the rainforest
the environmental destruction caused by the road building programme
The floods brought death and destruction to the area.

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