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Destruction

Meanings and phrases

destruction

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n.
  1. the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists; devastation
  2. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something; demolition; wipeout
  3. a final state; end; death

destruction fire

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n.
  1. fire delivered for the sole purpose of destroying material objects

weapon of mass destruction

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n.
  1. a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons); WMD; W.M.D.

mass destruction

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E.g.
  • Buffett called them 'financial weapons of mass destruction.'
  • However, the U.S. and allied forces failed to find any weapon of mass destruction in Iraq.
  • Further, it called for "the power" to "banish nuclear weapons of mass destruction from our land".

habitat destruction

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E.g.
  • Other threats to elephants include habitat destruction and fragmentation.
  • Nowadays due to mindless mining in this area is resulting in habitat destruction.
  • Because of habitat destruction and hunting, its population has dramatically decreased.

complete destruction

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E.g.
  • As of 2012 complete destruction was not expected until 2023.
  • Hughes's tact and vigilance saved the capital from complete destruction.
  • The result was complete destruction for the town and most of the population was killed.

total destruction

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E.g.
  • "War means total destruction."
  • The VI Corps recoiled, allowing Boudet's troops to avoid total destruction.
  • The radius of total destruction was about one mile (1.6 km), with resulting fires across .

destruction of property

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E.g.
  • While the loss of goods was substantial, it was second to the destruction of property.
  • Coercion does not in many cases amount to destruction of property or life since compliance is the goal.
  • The Anti-Defamation League released a statement condemning the "defacement and destruction of property."

destruction caused

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E.g.
  • Along with the destruction caused by the floods famine spread.
  • There was a large-scale destruction caused by bombing and shelling.
  • The destruction caused by the Mongols forced many locals to return to an agrarian rural society.

widespread destruction

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E.g.
  • The raid also caused widespread destruction.
  • There was also no hard evidence found for the widespread destruction of churches.
  • Military rebellions and social unrest in 1996 were accompanied by widespread destruction of property and a drop in GDP of 2%.

destruction of all

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  • Most states have joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, which required the destruction of all chemical weapons by 2012.
  • Instead, he issued the "Nero Decree" on March 19, which called for the destruction of all infrastructure as the army retreated.
  • The prophecies said that the abolition and complete destruction of all these three together would be the sign of the presence of the Christ.

following the destruction

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E.g.
  • In the second season, following the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • He claims, they started FOIL in 1995 following the destruction of the Babri Masjid in 1992.
  • They were probably scattered across Anatolia and the Balkans following the destruction of the Paulician capital Tephrike in the 870s.

destruction during

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  • It was reconstructed in 1945 due to its destruction during World War II.
  • After the destruction during World War II, steel yokes were erected in 1963.
  • Only the former's frescoed escaped destruction during the earthquake of 1688.

death and destruction

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E.g.
  • The Army left a trail of death and destruction behind it.
  • Although communist ideologies seemed to be very good to many millions of people, the end result was much death and destruction.
  • A sudden storm of near hurricane strength brought death and destruction to the race, capsizing 25% of the 303 participating boats.

ordered the destruction

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E.g.
  • During his reign, Aurangzeb ordered the destruction of many temples and some mosques.
  • Trump later acknowledged he had personally ordered the destruction of the sculptures and grille.
  • Petty Officer Williams ordered the destruction of the sampan and the extraction of all his units.
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