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self-de•struct



Pronunciation: (self'di-strukt'), [key]
v.i.
1. to destroy itself or oneself: The missile is built so that a malfunction will cause it to self-destruct.
2. to cause itself or oneself to reach a state of collapse, dysfunction, confusion, or the like: The committee is so disorganized it will probably self-destruct before it can accomplish anything.

adj.
causing something to self-destruct: a self-destruct mechanism.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

self-depreciatingself-destruction
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