Destruction

Definition of Destruction

De`struc´tion
n.1.The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.
The Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction.
- Esth. ix. 5.
'Tis safer to be that which we destroy
Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.
- Shak.
Destruction of venerable establishment.
- Hallam.
2.The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.
This town came to destruction.
- Chaucer.
Thou castedst them down into destruction.
- Ps. lxxiii. 18.
2.A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.
The destruction that wasteth at noonday.
- Ps. xci. 6.

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