Meaning of self-destruct
Pronunciation: (self'di-strukt'), [key]
- to destroy itself or oneself: The missile is built so that a malfunction will cause it to self-destruct.
- to cause itself or oneself to reach a state of collapse, dysfunction, confusion, or the like: The committee is so disorganized it will probably self-destruct before it can accomplish anything.
- causing something to self-destruct: a self-destruct mechanism.