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Meaning of destroyed by Wiktionary Dictionary

destroyed




Explanation of destroyed by Wordnet Dictionary

destroyed


    Adjective
    1. spoiled or ruined or demolished

    2. war left many cities destroyed
      Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind
    3. destroyed physically or morally



    Definition of destroyed by GCIDE Dictionary

    destroyed


    1. Destroy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destroyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Destroying.] [OE. destroien, destruien, destrien, OF. destruire, F. d├ętruire, fr. L. destruere, destructum; de + struere to pile up, build. See Structure.]
      1. To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.

      But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves. Ex. xxxiv. 13.

      2. To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.

      I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation. Jer. xii. 17.

      3. To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.

      If him by force he can destroy, or, worse,

      By some false guile pervert. Milton.

      Syn. -- To demolish; lay waste; consume; raze; dismantle; ruin; throw down; overthrow; subvert; desolate; devastate; deface; extirpate; extinguish; kill; slay. See Demolish.

    2. destroyed adj.
      1. p. p. of destroy. [Narrower terms: annihilated, exterminated, wiped out( predicate ); blasted, desolate, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted; blighted, spoilt; blotted out, obliterate, obliterated; demolished, dismantled, razed; done for( predicate ), kaput( predicate ), gone( prenominal ), lost, finished( predicate ); extinguished; ruined, wiped out( predicate ), impoverished; totaled, wrecked; war-torn, war-worn; despoiled, pillaged, raped, ravaged, sacked] Also See: damaged. Antonym: preserved

      2. destroyed physically or morally.

      Syn. -- ruined.