zerstören

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German zerstören, from Old High German zistōren, zirstōren, from Proto-West Germanic *staurijan. Equivalent to zer- +‎ stören.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡sɛɐ̯ˈʃtøːʁən/
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  • Rhymes: -øːʀən

VerbEdit

zerstören (weak, third-person singular present zerstört, past tense zerstörte, past participle zerstört, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to destroy, demolish, devastate, eliminate
    Der Alkohol hat seine Gesundheit zerstört.
    Alcohol has destroyed his health.
  2. to dispel
    die Illusion der Unverwundbarkeit zerstörento dispel the illusion of invulnerability

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