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Damaged vs Destroy - What's the difference?

damaged | destroy |

As verbs the difference between damaged and destroy

is that damaged is past tense of damage while destroy is
To damage beyond use or repair.




  • (damage)
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "damaged" is often applied: building, house, home, bridge, tree, street, road, vehicle, car, aircraft, ship, machine, goods, merchandize, material, stock, book, document, file, hard disk, skin, hair, tissue, joint, cartilage, baggage, reputation.




  • To damage beyond use or repair.
  • The earthquake destroyed several apartment complexes.
  • To cause destruction.
  • ''Hooligans destroy unprovoked
  • To neutralize, undo a property or condition.
  • ''Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate
  • To put down or euthanize.
  • Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.
  • (colloquial) To defeat soundly.
  • (computing) To remove data.
  • The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.


    * annihilate * break * demolish * kill * ruin * waste * See also


    * build * construct * create * make * raise * repair

    Derived terms

    * destroyable * destroyer * destroyer escort * destroying angel