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de·stroy

destroy

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stroI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: destroys, destroying, destroyed
definition: to ruin completely.
Their barn was destroyed by a fire.
synonyms:
break, ruin, smash, wipe out, wreck
similar words:
annihilate, blast, blight, bust, consume, damage, devastate, gut, level, mangle, shatter, spoil, zap
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The word destroy contains the following part:
struct Latin root that means build