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de·struct

 (dĭ-strŭkt′, dē′strŭkt′)
n.
The intentional, usually remote-controlled destruction of a space vehicle, rocket, or missile after launching, as for defective performance or reasons of safety.
v. de·struct·ed, de·struct·ing, de·structs
v.tr.
To destroy intentionally (a rocket or missile) after launch.
v.intr.
To self-destruct.

[Back-formation from destruction.]

destruct

(dɪˈstrʌkt)
vb
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to destroy (one's own missile or rocket) for safety
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (intr) (of a missile or rocket) to be destroyed, for safety, by those controlling it; self-destruct
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the act of destructing
adj
(Military) designed to be capable of destroying itself or the object, system, or installation containing it: destruct mechanism.

de•struct

(dɪˈstrʌkt) n.
1. the act or process of intentional destruction, as of a rocket or missile.
v.t.
2. to destroy.
v.i.
3. to self-destruct.
[1955–60; back formation from destruction]
de•struc′tor, n.

destruct


Past participle: destructed
Gerund: destructing

Imperative
destruct
destruct
Present
I destruct
you destruct
he/she/it destructs
we destruct
you destruct
they destruct
Preterite
I destructed
you destructed
he/she/it destructed
we destructed
you destructed
they destructed
Present Continuous
I am destructing
you are destructing
he/she/it is destructing
we are destructing
you are destructing
they are destructing
Present Perfect
I have destructed
you have destructed
he/she/it has destructed
we have destructed
you have destructed
they have destructed
Past Continuous
I was destructing
you were destructing
he/she/it was destructing
we were destructing
you were destructing
they were destructing
Past Perfect
I had destructed
you had destructed
he/she/it had destructed
we had destructed
you had destructed
they had destructed
Future
I will destruct
you will destruct
he/she/it will destruct
we will destruct
you will destruct
they will destruct
Future Perfect
I will have destructed
you will have destructed
he/she/it will have destructed
we will have destructed
you will have destructed
they will have destructed
Future Continuous
I will be destructing
you will be destructing
he/she/it will be destructing
we will be destructing
you will be destructing
they will be destructing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been destructing
you have been destructing
he/she/it has been destructing
we have been destructing
you have been destructing
they have been destructing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been destructing
you will have been destructing
he/she/it will have been destructing
we will have been destructing
you will have been destructing
they will have been destructing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been destructing
you had been destructing
he/she/it had been destructing
we had been destructing
you had been destructing
they had been destructing
Conditional
I would destruct
you would destruct
he/she/it would destruct
we would destruct
you would destruct
they would destruct
Past Conditional
I would have destructed
you would have destructed
he/she/it would have destructed
we would have destructed
you would have destructed
they would have destructed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.destruct - destroy (one's own missile or rocket); "The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
kill - destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
unmake, undo - deprive of certain characteristics
self-destroy, self-destruct - do away with oneself or itself; "The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it"
destruct - destroy (one's own missile or rocket); "The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons"
end - put an end to; "The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived"
fracture - interrupt, break, or destroy; "fracture the balance of power"
sweep away, wipe out - eliminate completely and without a trace; "The old values have been wiped out"
interdict - destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication
demolish, pulverise, pulverize - destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
break apart, disassemble, take apart, dismantle, break up - take apart into its constituent pieces
pull down, rase, raze, dismantle, tear down, level, take down - tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
extirpate, root out, uproot, eradicate, exterminate - destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
dilapidate - bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
demyelinate - destroy the myelin sheath of; "the disease demyelinated the nerve fibers"

destruct

verb
Aerospace. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Translations

destruct

[dɪˈstrʌkt]
A. VTdestruir
B. VIdestruirse
see also self-destruct
C. CPD destruct button Nbotón m de destrucción
destruct mechanism Nmecanismo m de destrucción

destruct

vi (esp Space) → sich selbst zerstören

destruct

[dɪsˈtrʌkt] (Mil)
1. vt (missile) → distruggere
2. vi (also selfdestruct) → autodistruggersi
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