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synonyms for destroys

  • consume
  • crush
  • damage
  • dismantle
  • end
  • eradicate
  • gut
  • impair
  • kill
  • maim
  • ravage
  • raze
  • ruin
  • sabotage
  • shatter
  • smash
  • wipe out
  • wreck
  • abort
  • annihilate
  • annul
  • axe
  • butcher
  • cream
  • deface
  • desolate
  • despoil
  • dispatch
  • erase
  • exterminate
  • extinguish
  • extirpate
  • level
  • liquidate
  • mar
  • maraud
  • mutilate
  • nuke
  • nullify
  • overturn
  • quash
  • quell
  • ravish
  • slay
  • suppress
  • torpedo
  • total
  • trash
  • vaporize
  • waste
  • wax
  • zap
  • blot out
  • break down
  • lay waste
  • snuff out
  • spoliate
  • stamp out
  • swallow up
  • tear down
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antonyms for destroys

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  • aid
  • assist
  • bear
  • begin
  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • fix
  • give birth
  • help
  • lose
  • mend
  • repair
  • start
  • improve
  • keep
  • preserve
  • retain
  • save
  • validate
  • restore
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How to use destroys in a sentence

The heat of the water destroys the insect and instantly removes the pain of the bite.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He had, moreover, the adroitness to extirpate that rivalry which alone destroys all united effort.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
I believe that nothing destroys tobacco so much as moistening it.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
It immediately destroys all sorts of moss, makes a tender herbage spring up, and eradicates a number of weeds.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
It produces yellowish crusts about the hairs of the scalp and other parts of the body, and it destroys the hair.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
I say, that unluckily there exists in France a law they call the Salic law, which destroys all our pretensions.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
To live it out, resisting the power that destroys so long as might be—that was the divine secret.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Its protest was, therefore, against that convention which destroys the plebiscite of Southern Italy.
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
The beast does not mean a literal wild beast, but the spiritual wild beast who destroys the children of God.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
We felt ourselves crushed and beaten by an indiscriminating machine which destroys happiness in the service of jealousy.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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