Definition of destruction :
1. A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.
2. The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.
3. The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.
crashing, killing, close, remainder, goal, ravaging, ravage, remnant, expiry, waste, consumption, disorganization, final stage, butchery, demise, liquidation, dying, overthrow, injury, damage, subversion, ruins, burning, disruption, bankruptcy, terminal, immolation, downfall, wrack, last, renovation, removal, wrecker, sacrifice, plague, decay, bombardment, starvation, demolition, dilapidation, ruin, leftover, loss, destroyer, slaughter, oddment, restoration, despoliation, decease, havoc, formation, falling, production, carnage, sabotage, depredation, vandalism, renewal, murder, ruination, closing, extinction, death, remains, help, ashes, breakage, bane, wrecking, conclusion, impairment, remnants, assassination, prostration, collision, wipeout, shipwreck, blight, wreck, end, sack, ending
annulment (part of speech: noun)
disclamation, nullification, eradication, abnegation, disaffirmation, invalidation, cancellation, divorce, disavowal, extinguishment, refutation, dissolution, repudiation, obliteration, abolition, negation, dismissal, neutralization, abolishment, undoing, revocation, rejection, withdrawal, elimination, deletion, annulment, denial, retraction
destruction (part of speech: noun)
- But the important thing is the destruction. - "The Leech", Phillips Barbee.
- Now she has dreamed a dream, or her spirit has told her that the army of Egypt is in danger of destruction, and I know that this dream is true. - "Moon of Israel", H. Rider Haggard.
- To advance seemed destruction, to stand still would be equally fatal, while to retreat would probably throw the whole army into confusion. - "The Niagara River", Archer Butler Hulbert.