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destruction

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us  
B2 the act of destroying something, or the fact of being destroyed: Many people are very concerned about the destruction of the rainforests. Unusually high winds left a trail of destruction over the area. weapons of mass destruction (= those which kill or hurt large numbers of people)
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in Korean 파괴…
in Arabic دَمار…
in French destruction…
in Turkish tahrip, yıkım, yok etme…
in Italian distruzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毀滅,消滅,破壞…
in Russian разрушение, уничтожение…
in Polish zniszczenie, destrukcja…
in Spanish destrucción…
in Portuguese destruição…
in German die Zerstörung…
in Catalan destrucció…
in Japanese 破壊(行為)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毁灭,消灭,破坏…
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