Killed vs Destroy - What's the difference?

killed | destroy |


As verbs the difference between killed and destroy

is that killed is (kill) while destroy is
to damage beyond use or repair
.

As an adjective killed

is (metallurgy|of steel) deoxidized.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

killed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (kill)
  • Derived terms

    * must have killed a Chinaman

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (metallurgy, of steel) deoxidized
  • destroy

    English

    Verb

  • 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.

    Synonyms

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

    Antonyms

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

    Derived terms

    * destroyable * destroyer * destroyer escort * destroying angel