Destroy vs Destroyed - What's the difference?

destroy | destroyed |


As verbs the difference between destroy and destroyed

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

As an adjective destroyed is

(ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.

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

    destroyed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.