Define Destructors?

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Destructor is the antonym to Constructor both in name ans meaning.

Constructor is a special method that initializes the data members of the class and thus allocates the memory space to them.

On the other hand, destructor is a member function which destructs or deletes an object.

A destructor is automatically called when:

  • the function ends
  • the program ends
  • a delete operator is used
  • a block containing the local variables end

They are usually named with the same name as the class name preceded by a tilde (~).