destroy


destroy
I (efface) verb abort, annihilate, blast, blight, blot out, break to pieces, bring to ruin, burn, consume, corrode, deal destruction, decimate, deface, demolish, desolate, destruct, destruere, devastate, devour, diruere, disintegrate, dissolve, do away with, eliminate, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, gut, incinerate, kill, lay waste, level, liquidate, murder, mutilate, obliterate, overthrow, overturn, perdere, pulverize, put to death, quell, ravage, raze, reduce to nothing, rend, root out, rub out, ruin, ruinate, scratch out, slay, subvert, uproot, waste, wipe out, wreck associated concepts: destroy a will, fraudulently destroyed, lost or destroyed II (void) verb abolish, annul, break up, bring to naught, completely end, dismantle, extinguish, invalidate, make null, nullify, put an end to, render ineffective, terminate, unmake associated concepts: destruction of contingent remainders III index abate (extinguish), abolish, abrogate (rescind), annul, break (fracture), consume, countervail, damage, deface, denounce (condemn), devastate, discontinue (abandon), dispatch (put to death), dissolve (terminate), eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, expunge, extinguish, extirpate, kill (defeat), kill (murder), mistreat, negate, obliterate, overcome (surmount), overturn, overwhelm, pillage, pollute, prejudice (injure), prey, quash, refute, slay, spoil (impair), stifle, subvert, upset, vitiate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


destroy
v.
To damage something so badly it can no longer be used or repaired; to ruin something completely; to demolish or annihilate; to nullify or revoke.
n.
destruction
adj.
destructive

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


destroy
In general, to ruin completely; may include a taking. To ruin the structure, organic existence, or condition of a thing; to demolish; to injure or mutilate beyond possibility of use; to nullify.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


destroy
In general, to ruin completely; may include a taking. To ruin the structure, organic existence, or condition of a thing; to demolish; to injure or mutilate beyond possibility of use; to nullify.

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