Tampered vs Destroyed - What's the difference?

tampered | destroyed |


As verbs the difference between tampered and destroyed

is that tampered is (tamper) 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.

tampered

English

Verb

(head)
  • (tamper)

  • tamper

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or thing that tamps.
  • A tool used to tamp something down, such as tobacco in a pipe.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To alter by making unauthorized changes; to meddle.
  • (in professional sports) To discuss future contracts against league rules with a player.
  • destroyed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

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