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They have caused massive death and destruction over the years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The creative destruction that is at the heart of a growing economy is now seen as evil. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What follows is a description of some of the processes in the destruction of ozone layer. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)That is a road to total destruction. The Sun (2015)This process can continue forming a long chain that causes destruction at each step. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)They are destruction and death or love and healing. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990) Creative destruction is spreading from blue collar to white collar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This might lessen the ozone destruction while adding to the burden of acid rain. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)One for those who like a challenge and total destruction when they drive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The destruction caused by the war was enormous. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The death and destruction you are responsible for has caused untold distress. The Sun (2014) Creative destruction and innovation had changed business out of all recognition. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Lower temperatures there increase the destruction of ozone in the stratosphere. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Its total destruction is not a moral imperative for the human race. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has fuelled death and destruction without a foreseeable end in sight. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Capitalism is a sustained process of creative destruction. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Keeping the world from being destroyed by weapons of mass destruction means getting to the point where we abolish war itself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No amount of noise insulation can protect the Chilterns from the environmental destruction we are facing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the environmental destruction was still taking place, before our very eyes. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)The weapons of mass destruction programme is not shut down; it is up and running now. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The job has its pressures, most notably the prospect of launching weapons of mass destruction. Christianity Today (2000)We have still to absorb that second lesson as humanity rushes headlong into unthinking and reckless environmental destruction of our one and only planet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'destruction'
British English: destruction /dɪˈstrʌkʃən/ NOUN
Destruction is the act of destroying something, or the state of being destroyed.
...the destruction of the ozone layer.
- American English: destruction
- Arabic: تَدْمِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: destruição
- Chinese: 毁灭
- Croatian: uništenje
- Czech: zničení
- Danish: ødelæggelse
- Dutch: verwoesting
- European Spanish: destrucción
- Finnish: tuho
- French: destruction
- German: Zerstörung
- Greek: καταστροφή
- Italian: distruzione
- Japanese: 破壊
- Korean: 파괴
- Norwegian: ødeleggelse
- Polish: zniszczenie
- European Portuguese: destruição
- Romanian: distrugere
- Russian: разрушение
- Spanish: destrucción
- Swedish: förstörelse
- Thai: การทำลาย
- Turkish: imha
- Ukrainian: знищення
- Vietnamese: sự phá hủy
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