Synonyms of destruction in English:

destruction


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See Spanish definition of destrucción

noun

1‘journalists reported considerable destruction within the town by allied bombers’

SYNONYMS
demolition, knocking down, pulling down, tearing down, levelling, razing, razing to the ground, felling, dismantling, breaking up, wrecking, ruination, smashing, shattering, blasting, blowing up, dynamiting, bombing, carpet bombing, torpedoing

2‘the continuing destruction of the countryside’

SYNONYMS
spoliation, devastation, spoiling, ruination, wrecking, blighting, marring, disfigurement, impairment, defacing, scarring, injury, harm, laying waste, desolation, ravaging
literary wasting

3‘the destruction of BSE-infected cattle’

SYNONYMS
killing, killing off, putting down, putting to sleep, slaughter, slaughtering, extermination, termination

4‘the careful and strategic destruction of the enemies' forces’

SYNONYMS
annihilation, wiping out, obliteration, elimination, eradication, liquidation, extinction, finishing off, rooting out, extirpation
killing, slaughter, slaughtering, massacre, massacring, butchery, butchering, extermination, decimation
informal taking out, rubbing out, snuffing out, zapping
North American informal wasting