destruction

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈstrʌkʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈstrʌkʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di strukshən)


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Sense: Noun: act of destroying
Synonyms:
demolition, demolishing, ruin , ruining, annihilation, ruination, devastation, desolation, wrecking, razing, obliteration, wreckage , tearing down, tearing apart, burning , laying waste, decimation, mutilation, shattering, smashing, knocking down, leveling, levelling (UK)
Antonyms:
rebuilding, restoration , fixing, repairing, mending, preservation, protection , construction , reparation, building , erection
Sense: Noun: ruined condition
Synonyms:
ruin , ruins, wreckage , waste , ashes, desolation, decay , remnants, remains, mess
Antonyms:
reconstruction, salvage , resurrection, repair
Sense: Noun: elimination
Synonyms:
elimination, eradication, wiping out, rooting out, finishing off
Sense: Noun: killing
Synonyms:
killing, extermination, slaughter , slaughtering, termination , murder , liquidation, putting down, putting to sleep
Sense: Noun: downfall
Synonyms:
downfall , undoing, ruin , ruination, death , demise

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