autodestruct etymology

English word autodestruct comes from English auto-, English destruct

Detailed word origin of autodestruct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
destruct English (eng) (intransitive) To self-destruct.. (transitive) To intentionally cause the destruction of.
autodestruct English (eng) (intransitive, chiefly, science fiction) To destroy itself by design (as of a mechanical system). (chiefly, science fiction) A feature of a system whereby it destroys itself.

Words with the same origin as autodestruct

Descendants of auto-
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