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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The intentional, usually remote-controlled destruction of a space vehicle, rocket, or missile after launching, as for defective performance or reasons of safety.
  • transitive v. To destroy intentionally (a rocket or missile) after launch.
  • intransitive v. To self-destruct.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To intentionally cause the destruction of.
  • v. To self-destruct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To destroy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To destroy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. destroy (one's own missile or rocket)
  • v. do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

Etymologies

Back-formation from destruction.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from destruction. (Wiktionary)

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