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Definition of destruction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 the act of destroying something; the process of being destroyed the destruction of the rainforests weapons of mass destruction a tidal wave bringing death and destruction in its wake The central argument is that capitalism sows the seeds of its own destruction (= creates the forces that destroy it).Word Familydestroy verbdestroyer noundestruction noundestructive adjectiveindestructible adjective
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