1. The act of destroying; demolition; a pulling down; subversion; ruin, by whatever means; as the destruction of buildings, or of towns. Destruction consists in the annihilation of the form of any theing; that form of parts which constitues it what it is; as the destruction of grass or herbage by eating; of a forest, by cutting down the trees; or it denotes a total annihilation; as the destruction of a particular government; the destruction of happiness.
2. Death; murder; slaughter; massacre.
There was a deadly destruction throughout all the city. 1 Sam. 5.
Destruction and misery are in their ways. Rom. 3.
4. Eternal death.
Broad is the way that leadeth to destruction. Matt. 7.
5. Cause of destruction; a consuming plague; a destroyer.
The destruction that wasteth at noon-day. Ps. 91.
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