Main definitions of auto-destruct in English

: auto-destruct1auto-destruct2

auto-destruct1

Pronunciation /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)dɪˈstrʌkt/

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noun

  • The process or result of something destroying itself; a function, setting, etc., which brings this about. Chiefly figurative.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The New York Magazine. From auto-destruct.

Main definitions of auto-destruct in English

: auto-destruct1auto-destruct2

auto-destruct2

Pronunciation /ˌɔːtə(ʊ)dɪˈstrʌkt/

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verb

  • Of a thing: to destroy itself automatically, especially when preset to do so; = "self-destruct".

    Recorded earliest in attributive use.

Origin

1960s. From auto- + destruct, probably after auto-destruction, auto-destructive, and self-destruct.