Meaning of “destruction” in the English Dictionary

"destruction" in British English

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destructionnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us /dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/

(Definition of “destruction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"destruction" in American English

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destructionnoun [ U ]

us /dɪˈstrʌk·ʃən/

the action of destroying something, or the state of being destroyed:

Unusually high winds left widespread destruction over the area.
destructive
adjective us /dɪˈstrʌk·tɪv/

The child needs help to control his destructive behavior.

(Definition of “destruction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)