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self-destruction

[¦self di¦strək·shən]
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The event, due to fuse or tracer action without outside stimulus when provided for in the design, in which the fuse or tracer effects projectile or missile destruction, after flight to a range greater than that of the target.
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Because the self-destruct couldn't activate, the cells became cancerous after exposure.
Alliant is no longer producing components for self-destruct, self-deactivating anti-personnel land mines," reads an Alliant P.
A NEW treatment that makes lung cancer cells self-destruct is being tested.
New York, Feb 12 ( ANI ): Snapchat, the app allowing people to send messages and video products that self-destruct after a set period of time, has become a technology amassing millions of users, a report has said.
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The Grizzlies did not completely self-destruct as in the team's last meeting, when they lost after holding an 18-point lead in the third quarter.
Yet the article states that "if normal cell growth runs amok, the [normal] EGF receptor follows its cell-division signals with a self-destruct message.
Controlled by algorithms used in the simulations of molecular dynamics, the words appear, evolve in space, collide, self-destruct, gather, or mask themselves and then disappear, in recurrent cycles: For instance, in Peoples (all works 2003), the words gradually form silhouettes that are more or less identifiable as human; in Lines, sentences with gaps in them shift laterally, following the joints of a brick wall, while words slip diagonally from the top and at times stop in order to complete a sentence.
How do we ensure that the medium doesn't self-destruct in the long-term?
POP star iFinley Quaye's igrandfather yesterday claimed that the troubled musician was "pressing a self-destruct button".
The company's BigString product is a communication service for both individuals and businesses that allows users to send, recall, erase, self-destruct, track and modify messages after they have been sent through its patent pending technology.
SHAUN EDWARDS accused his Wasps team of hitting the self-destruct button as they lurched further into crisis at Northampton.