Meaning of DESTRUCTION in English

DESTRUCTION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the destruction of a habitat

It is in south Texas that the destruction of the bird’s habitat has been most alarming.

the destruction of the environment

Logging has led to the destruction of the natural environment.

weapons of mass destruction

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

complete

Electric installations were smashed with sledgehammers and then switched on melting connexions in complete destruction .

This had the effect of breaking down the structure of the pellets, and repetition caused the complete destruction of the pellet.

environmental

The killing, which occurred in 1988, was met with worldwide outrage and focused attention on environmental destruction of the Amazon.

Yet in the age of unprecedented environmental destruction an awkward question nags at us.

They are already threatened with environmental destruction , since 88 % of their original vegetation has been destroyed.

The downside was inefficiency, corruption and environmental destruction .

final

The final destruction of the road's equilibrium took place when it was given over to high speed travel by car.

They are all watching the final destruction of his cronies-the crooked Clintons.

great

Instead, they issued the Potsdam Declaration, calling again for unconditional surrender on pain of great destruction .

In Shakespearian tragedy, hypocrisy is not only a poison in itself but the cause of ever greater destruction .

mass

Has there been an improvement in stopping smuggling and building weapons of mass destruction ?

In July 1834, rioting against abolitionists in New York City resulted in mass destruction of the black section.

Inevitably, worldwide control over the use of weapons of mass destruction will create new political and military dangers.

total

The Second Period established that right, it is the Third Period which has provided the near total destruction of it.

The world came close to total destruction over a matter of prestige.

These all suffered damage, in the Second World War, varying from partial to almost total destruction .

In any populated area, such a wave would cause total destruction .

What was it that had been condemned to this total destruction ?

The factory rapidly expanded and this led to the almost total destruction of the remaining parts of the Bishop's Palace.

Only its solidity and quality of construction saved it from total destruction .

But in the early 1970s it was in danger of total destruction .

wanton

The Home Secretary, David Blunkett, took a tough line, saying that he would not tolerate wanton destruction and violence.

As stated in the supplement, the heritage erosion is due to ignorance, and not wanton destruction .

wholesale

While the threat of wholesale destruction failed to materialize, the cathedrals were turned over to a variety of secular uses.

Single-handed he did his best to prevent the wholesale destruction of the big houses in Spital Square.

For the scenes of wholesale death and destruction were staged during filming of the big new film about the Guildford Four.

widespread

Unfortunately, the snail spread across the island and caused widespread destruction to crops.

This reaction was based on the understanding that atomic bombs cause widespread death and destruction and extreme human suffering.

They believe this action must be taken to prevent widespread destruction of wildlife habitats.

The widespread destruction and looting carried out by the soldiers further damaged the image of the new government.

However, the view is widespread that the destruction of food is politically unacceptable.

■ NOUN

forest

We can make some progress, but all we can do is hold back the forest destruction .

Entire tribes have disappeared as a result of forest destruction .

Similar estimates derive from observed forest destruction , scaled from the uprooting of trees in nuclear weapons tests.

ozone

The situation is exacerbated by unusually low levels of nitrogen oxides, which inhibit ozone destruction .

A worldwide agreement reached more than 10 years ago banned the long-lived chemicals responsible for ozone destruction .

As winds sweep these chemical pockets into middle latitudes they encounter sunlight and trigger rapid ozone destruction .

■ VERB

bring

The rush to a market economy is not enough: all that will bring is the destruction of the old system.

However, this revelation did not bring about the destruction of Euclidean geometry, it simply added to it.

But she can also bring about his destruction .

cause

Unfortunately, the snail spread across the island and caused widespread destruction to crops.

It is caused by excessive destruction of erythrocytes at a rate that exceeds the conjugating ability of the liver.

Mercifully, it did not cause the death and destruction intended.

In any populated area, such a wave would cause total destruction .

The investigators found no evidence of a defect or malfunction that could have caused the destruction of the aircraft.

If the disorder is allowed to progress, the continued backflow of bile will cause parenchymal cell destruction .

Lava has been erupting from Unzen since mid-1991, causing much death and destruction in the process.

This reaction was based on the understanding that atomic bombs cause widespread death and destruction and extreme human suffering.

involve

Since excavation involves destruction of much of the evidence, it is an unrepeatable exercise.

It can also involve destruction of furniture, hitting people, hurting themselves, and screaming for half an hour or more.

Did the table and chair in your home involve rainforest destruction ?

lead

Yet this love, so compelling, so fascinating as it grew despite everything, had been leading to destruction .

He had imagined that their weakness and fearfulness had led them to destruction .

Marx believed that the basic contradictions contained in a capitalist economic system would lead to its eventual destruction .

This immune response leads to the destruction of the beta cells that make insulin.

Former Attorney General Lord Rawlinson said the reforms would lead to the destruction of the independent bar.

prevent

The fire was brought under control, preventing further destruction in a neighbouring classroom.

Seismologists said the quake appeared to have been rooted about 30 miles underground, deep enough to prevent catastrophic destruction .

It would prevent the destruction of rain forests and save our climate.

In other words, they can not prevent the destruction of Trantor no matter what they do.

Single-handed he did his best to prevent the wholesale destruction of the big houses in Spital Square.

What do you believe governments, given the resources, should be doing to prevent this destruction and sale of looted antiquities?

It was not until 1913 that powers were provided to compulsorily prevent the damage or destruction of monuments.

They believe this action must be taken to prevent widespread destruction of wildlife habitats.

result

It will result in the destruction of Camley street natural park, which is used by thousands of local school children.

In July 1834, rioting against abolitionists in New York City resulted in mass destruction of the black section.

save

She soon became very drunk and forgot about mankind, so they were saved from destruction .

One, indeed, after men had been created, saved them from destruction .

For all that it remains an object which can not move itself or save itself from destruction .

In the first instance, he was saved by the fortuitous destruction of his papers in an Allied bombing raid.

The Mir space station has failed to attract enough would-be visitors to save itself from destruction .

test

Eden was tested to destruction by the Suez crisis.

It makes no sense to test it to destruction .

Although deliberately designed to test the market to destruction , the results shocked the participants and the Department of Health.

Better that its belief should not, come next month, be tested to destruction .

It boils down to seven assertions, all of which must be tested to destruction .

With the re-emergence of such Malthusian conflicts, international cooperation may be tested to destruction .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

wreak havoc/mayhem/destruction (on sth)

And they wreak havoc with the goal of raising revenue efficiently.

But we all know that a moment's overload, may wreak havoc.

Did they hire a private eye to wreak havoc on the life of the harasser?

Since elk can also wreak havoc in cropland and forestry plantations, a record 70,000 animals are being culled this hunting season.

The goat, being a goat, wreaks havoc, and the tenant grows desperate.

The storm wreaked havoc on trains and highways, making it unlikely thousands of investors and traders will arrive at work.

This is a critical feature on such an instrument, as a badly cut nut here would wreak havoc on playability.

Unassimilated, they might one day wreak havoc in her life.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The destruction of forests for timber, fuel, and charcoal increased during the 18th century.

The president flew in to look at the destruction caused by the earthquake.

The war caused widespread death and destruction .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Every April, hordes of noisy invaders descend upon this otherwise peaceful town of 60, 000 and proceed to spread destruction .

In this sense such systems contain the seeds of their own destruction .

Indirect evidence of mounting demographic pressure is also provided by the steady destruction of the forests.

Perhaps the order of the destruction of Ixora's men was random; logic was not the doctor's strong suit.

The death and destruction had torn apart families whose political loyalties had also been divided in what was essentially a civil war.

These are the colour changes in Tamburlaine's army on the three days before the destruction of Damascus.

What came instead were world wars, a Great Depression, a Holocaust, and threats of nuclear destruction .

Whether versions of destruction are to take place within or without the industrial enterprise, the political implications are obvious.

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