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Noun
The act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
Noun
The action or process of getting rid of something
Adjective
Involving or characterized by bloodshed or cruelty
Adjective
Destroying
Adjective
Harmful, often in a subtle or unexpected way
Verb
Present participle for to cause significant damage or destruction to
“The flood and strong winds would completely destroy the building.”
Verb
Present participle for to severely disrupt the well-being or condition of
“According to activists, emissions from nearby factories will slowly destroy the environment.”
Verb
Present participle for to put an end to
“Cersei was determined to destroy Margaery for being the younger, better version of her in every way.”
Verb
Present participle for to defeat soundly
“The team of professional players would destroy their amateur opponents in a one-sided, and rather pointless, game.”
Verb
Present participle for to take the life of
“Farmers were forced to destroy their cattle following an outbreak of the deadly disease.”
Verb
(of plans made) Present participle for to prevent or sabotage
“The horrible weather would destroy our plans for a weekend by the beach.”
Verb
Present participle for to overwhelm the composure of
“The constant criticisms failed to destroy him due to his thick skin.”
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