The cause or means of destroying: weapons that could prove to be the destruction of humankind. (noun)
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Use "destruction" in a sentence
"Pache, whose home was razed 10 times, jokes that the destruction is the only government service he can count on."
"This destruction is the reason silver is becoming scarce."
"Little hope seems to be offered that this destruction is anything other than complete, an effect implied in part by a shift in the tone of the free indirect discourse which has established the narrative viewpoint of Nineteen Eighty-Four."