Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (v. t.) To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.
2. (v. t.) To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.
3. (v. t.) To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.