destroy meaning

EN[dɪˈstɹɔɪ] [-ɔɪ]
  • Destroy may refer to:
  • Destroy (album), a 2004 album by Ektomorf
  • Destroy!, a Minneapolis Crust punk band
  • Destroy!!, a comic book by Scott McCloud, published in the 1980s by Eclipse Comics
  • GFAS-X1 Destroy, a fictional weapon in the Gundam anime series

    Definition of destroy in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGdestroysPRdestroyingPT, PPdestroyedPREdés-
    1. VT To damage beyond use or repair.
      1. The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
    2. VI To cause destruction.
      1. Hooligans destroy unprovoked
    3. VT To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
      1. Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
    4. VT To put down or euthanize.
      1. Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
    5. COL VT To defeat soundly.
      1. (computing) VT To remove data.
        1. The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Furthermore, rabies virus destroys T cells by inducing the overexpression of immunosubversive molecules, such as FasL, HLA-G or B7-H1.
        • Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
        • The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Intransitive verbs
          • Transitive verbs
        Related Links:
        1. en destroyed
        2. en destroying
        3. en destroyer
        4. fr destroyer
        5. en destroys
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        Meaning of destroy for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "destroy" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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