destroyed destroyed  /dɪs ˈtrɔ ɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) spoiled or ruined or demolished
  2. (adj) destroyed physically or morally

Usage(s):

  1. Hayden said the tapes were destroyed to protect the identities of the CIA interrogators from members of al-Qaeda and other terrorists who might try to retaliate.
  2. Indeed, the man who ordered the tapes destroyed is certainly familiar with the case that agency employees view as one of the worst political betrayals of an operative.
  3. By Tuesday, it had destroyed 500 homes and injured seven firefighters and two civilians.

News

  1. Barn Destroyed and Trees Uprooted in Kalamazoo County

    ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich- A storm with strong winds rumbled through Kalamazoo County Wednesday night, uprooting trees and taking out power lines. Four barns on one farm were destroyed on D Avenue in Alamo Township. Resident Ron Cramer says the storm …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

  2. 360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Sheriff: 360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire, more than last year's record fire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sheriff: 360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire, more than last year's record fire.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I've lost my history," Sanders said. "All the work I've done for the past 30 years, it's all destroyed."
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Sanders Source: Forbes

  2. "I think we witnessed probably the worst call in the history of sports there," Quenneville said after the game. "Nothing play. ...... They ruined a good hockey game and absolutely destroyed what was going on the ice. ...... Never seen...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Joel Quenneville Source: Toronto Star

  3. "The present insolvency of the Stanford Companies was caused by the SEC's heavy-handed actions, which have destroyed, and continue to destroy, much of the value of the Stanford Companies and consequently, the interests of investors," DeGuerin said.
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Dick DeGuerin Source: Austin American-Statesman

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