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destruct

[di′strəkt]
(aerospace engineering)
The deliberate action of destroying a rocket vehicle after it has been launched, but before it has completed its course.
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He gained a BA and MA and, after studying theatre, landed a bit part in The Story of Molly X in 1949 after which his rugged good looks ensured a successful career as a leading man in films such as Pollyanna (1960) and The Destructors (1966).
ENGLISH author Graham Greene once wrote a nihilistic little tale titled The Destructors.
A spokesperson of Lashkar-e-Kahar, or Destructors, telephoned the private television channel in Srinagar, summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, to claim responsibility for Tuesday's explosions.