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destruction

noun

1 destruction

The termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.

synonym: devastation.

Roget 146: revolution, bouleversement, subversion, break up; destruction etc. 162; sudden change, radical change, sweeping organic change; change of state, phase change; quantum leap, quantum jump; ... show more

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Dutch: destructie, vernietiging, verwoesting
Polish: destrukcja



2 destruction

An event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.

synonyms: demolition, wipeout.

Dutch: deletie, destructie, vernietiging, verwoesting
Polish: zagłada, zatracenie, zatrata

3 destruction

A final state.

synonyms: death, end.

Dutch: eind, einde, end


Moby thesaurus: Waterloo, abomination, abscission, amputation, annihilation, assassination, atrocity, bad, bane, bankruptcy, beating, befoulment, bereavement, blight, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, breakage, breakdown ... show more.

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