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Destruction and damage - thesaurus

Synonyms

damage

noun

physical harm caused to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured

destruction

noun

damage that is so severe that something stops existing or can never return to its normal state

harm

noun

injury, damage, or problems caused by something that you do

demolition

noun

the deliberate destruction of a building

decay

noun

the gradual destruction of something as a result of a natural process of change

havoc

noun

a situation in which there is a lot of damage or destruction, or in which something cannot continue in its normal way because of problems

devastation

noun

damage or destruction affecting a large area or a lot of people

sabotage

noun

deliberate damage that is done to the property of an enemy or opponent

ruin

noun

the state of something that has been destroyed or severely damaged

the ravages of something

the damage or destruction caused by something such as war, disease, or weather

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abrasion

noun

formal the action of rubbing a surface hard enough to damage it

breakage

noun

an act of breaking something

burst

noun

an act of bursting

carnage

noun

a situation in which there is a lot of death and destruction

cave-in

noun

the sudden fall of the roof of a cave or mine

collapse

noun

an occasion when a building or other structure falls down

corrosion

noun

damage caused to metal or stone when it is corroded

corruption

noun

literary the process of decay, especially in a dead body

cost

noun

damage or loss that is caused to something good or worth having

decay

noun

the process by which a building or an area gradually gets into a worse state because it has not been looked after

depredation

noun

formal damage or harm that is done to something

dereliction

noun

the bad condition of something that has not been looked after

detonation

noun

an explosion

detriment

noun

formal harm caused to something as a result of something else

disrepair

noun

formal a broken or damaged state

erosion

noun

the gradual reduction or destruction of something important

fragmentation

noun

the process of breaking into many pieces or separate parts

ill

noun

formalold-fashioned harm

implosion

noun

an occasion when the outer surface of an object breaks violently and falls inwards

putrefaction

noun

formal decay

rape

noun

mainly journalism harm or destruction caused by using a place, especially an area of land, in an unsuitable way

rot

noun

decayed material, or the process of decaying

ruination

noun

old-fashioned the destruction or loss of something, or the cause of destruction or loss

rupture

noun

an occasion when something suddenly bursts or tears

spoilage

noun

the process of becoming decayed or damaged

toll

noun

the total amount of harm or damage

trail

noun

damage or harm caused by something bad

wear

noun

changes or damage that affect something when it has been used a lot

wear and tear

noun

the changes or damage that normally happen to something that has been used, causing it to be less useful or less valuable

wipeout

noun

informal total destruction, or failure

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