To damage beyond use or repair.
The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
  1. To cause destruction.
    ''Hooligans destroy unprovoked
  2. To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
    ''Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
  3. To put down or euthanize.
    Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
  4. To defeat soundly.
  5. To remove data.
    The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.

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