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destruction

[dih-struhk-shuh n] /dɪˈstrʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of destroying:
wanton destruction of a town.
2.
the condition of being destroyed; demolition; annihilation.
3.
a cause or means of destroying.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dēstructiōn- (stem of dēstructiō), equivalent to dēstruct(us) (past participle of dēstruere; see destroy) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nondestruction, noun
predestruction, noun
semidestruction, noun
Synonyms
1. See ruin.
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British Dictionary definitions for predestruction

destruction

/dɪˈstrʌkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of destroying or state of being destroyed; demolition
2.
a cause of ruin or means of destroying
Word Origin
C14: from Latin dēstructiō a pulling down; see destroy
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Word Origin and History for predestruction

destruction

n.

early 14c., from Old French destruction (12c.) and directly from Latin destructionem (nominative destructio) "a pulling down, destruction," from past participle stem of destruere "tear down" (see destroy).

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predestruction in the Bible

in Job 26:6, 28:22 (Heb. abaddon) is sheol, the realm of the dead.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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