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[dih-struhk-tuh-buh l] /dɪˈstrʌk tə bəl/
capable of being destroyed; liable to destruction.
Origin of destructible
1745-55; < Late Latin dēstructibil(is), equivalent to Latin dēstruct(us) pulled down (see destruction) + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
destructibility, destructibleness, noun
undestructible, adjective
undestructibleness, noun
undestructibly, adverb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for destructible


capable of being or liable to be destroyed
Derived Forms
destructibility, noun
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Word Origin and History for destructible

1755, from Late Latin destructibilis, from Latin destructus, past participle of destruere (see destroy).

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