Meaning of destructible in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈstrʌktɪb(ə)l/

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  • Able to be destroyed.

    ‘destructible plastic labels’
    • ‘What is truly impressive, and should be standard in war games, is that most of the environments are destructible.’
    • ‘The new levels and goals are excellent, with plenty of variation and more destructible environments.’
    • ‘The 3D engine allows for detailed vehicles (yet the human soldiers look pretty basic) and beautiful landscapes filled with swaying tress and destructible buildings.’
    • ‘Last, but not least, gamers can also acquire a heat-sensitive visor which allows detection of power-ups and secret items behind destructible walls or in hard-to-reach places.’
    • ‘Given the destructible environments and all the problems a developer runs into with uncertain terrain, the camera works very well, but there are occasions when it can become stuck or feel unresponsive.’
    • ‘Once we started looking at solutions for car simulation we realized how amazingly cool it would be if we integrated full physics to create a completely destructible world.’
    • ‘It has been stated that each city will be destructible.’
    • ‘As far as interactivity is concerned, there are some partly destructible objects but there are no totally destructible objects for the sake of size and detail.’
    • ‘For the most part, the team did a pretty good job making the settings look decent with destructible buildings and pseudo-realistic fire effects.’
    • ‘Grown in the middle of an immense atoll, a long coral bridge was the only thing connecting it to the land; easily destructible and just as quickly repaired.’
    • ‘What's new, however, is that the vehicles are destructible.’
    • ‘The sounds of unloading a missile and watching it crash into a destructible structure gives off a sense of visceral excitement that the first game couldn't touch.’
    • ‘Also, the world is incredibly destructible - the inclusion of parallax mapping really helps to make the destructible world look incredibly real too.’
    • ‘He didn't use any destructible force or laser waves or something; he just used the willpower to meet his demands.’
    • ‘On top of the great graphics, all objects in the game are destructible.’
    • ‘Even more than the ramps, cars or destructible items for the Stunt Arena, the replays feel like a greater reward when you look at them.’
    • ‘The pages seemed lost and all the more precious, all the more destructible.’
    • ‘The world is incredibly destructible - you've seen bullet-marks in walls before, but not like this.’
    • ‘These textures can be so generic that they mask many of the destructible items as they blend into the environment.’
    • ‘It was much needed, as the attacking team got to play with the new, destructible vehicles.’
    fragile, delicate, easily broken, easily damaged, destructible, frangible, frail, flimsy, insubstantial


Mid 18th century (earlier in indestructible): from French, from late Latin destructibilis, from Latin destruct- ‘destroyed’, from the verb destruere (see destroy).