destruction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"destruction" in British English

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destructionnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/
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 ​windsleft a trail of destruction over the ​area. weapons of mass destruction (= those which ​kill or ​hurtlargenumbers of ​people)
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(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 ​windsleftwidespread destruction over the ​area.
destructive
adjective  us   /dɪˈstrʌk·tɪv/
The ​childneedshelp to ​control his destructive ​behavior.
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