Definition of Destructive

1. Adjective. Causing destruction or much damage. "Destructive criticism"




Definition of Destructive

1. a. Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.

2. n. One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.

Definition of Destructive

1. Adjective. Causing destruction; damaging. ¹

2. Adjective. Causing break down or disassembly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Destructive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Destructive

destroying
destroying angel
destroys
destruct
destructed
destructibility
destructible
destructibleness
destructing
destruction
destruction fire
destruction permit
destructionist
destructionists
destructions
destructive (current term)
destructive-metabolic(a)
destructive criticism
destructive distillation
destructive metabolism
destructively
destructiveness
destructivities
destructivity
destructor
destructors
destructs
destructuration
destructure
destructured

Literary usage of Destructive

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"DISEASES OF THE LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM B. Diseases of the Joints destructive Chronic Polyarthritis (a) Arthritis deformans (Rheumatoid Arthritis) (b) Chronic ..."

2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1876)
"Forests also retard the melting of snow and ice in spring, and thus lessen the destructive effects of floods. C. The calcareous Alga?, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Some islands are visited by a more or less destructive cyclone nearly every year ; Samoa lies on the upper edge of the tract, and gets one, on an average, ..."

4. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"destructive WORK BY HOGS AND FIRES. reproduction and growth it is more severely and continuously attacked by a greater variety of enemies than any other. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1869)
"Products of the destructive Distillation of the ... of sodium and the products of its destructive distillation in a copper retort. ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1885)
"A CASE OF destructive LESIONS OF THE TEG- MENTUM AND THALAMI OPTICI OF BOTH THE SUBTHALAMIC REGION OF THE LEFT, AND THE CORPUS STRIATUM AND NUCLEUS ..."

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