destructive

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de·struc·tive

adjective \di-ˈstrək-tiv\

: causing a very large amount of damage : causing destruction or harm

Full Definition of DESTRUCTIVE

1
:  causing destruction :  ruinous <destructive storm>
2
:  designed or tending to hurt or destroy <destructive criticism>
de·struc·tive·ly adverb
de·struc·tive·ness noun

Examples of DESTRUCTIVE

  1. It was one of the most destructive storms in recent memory.
  2. She argued that the law was destructive of personal liberties.
  3. The school is concerned about the destructive behavior of a few students.

First Known Use of DESTRUCTIVE

15th century

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