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Destructive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Destructive'

  • Self-destructive behavior: Self-destruct. In human context, self-destructive behavior is a widely used phrase that conceptualizes certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self
  • Destructive testing: redirects here. For the automotive use, see crash test. In destructive testing, or (Destructive Physical Analysis DPA) tests are carried out to the specimens
  • Destructive distillation: Destructive distillation is the chemical process involving the decomposition of feedstock by heating it to a high temperature; the term generally applies
  • Destructive dilemma: Destructive dilemma is the name of a valid rule of inference of propositional logic. It is the inference that, if P implies Q and R implies S and either
  • Nondestructive testing: Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties
  • Non-destructive editing: Non-destructive editing is a form of editing signals where the original content is not modified in the course of editing—instead the edits themselves
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions: Students Against Destructive Decisions, formerly Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) is an organization whose aim is to prevent accidents from students

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* Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. - John W. Gardner

* Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. - Bertrand Russell

* Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self. - Millicent Fenwick

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