shattering

present participle of shatter
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as in destroying
to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of tried to restore their shattered hopes

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as in smashing
to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive shattered the sealed clay pot to find out what was inside

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“Shattering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shattering. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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