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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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