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

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  • Destructive testing: In destructive testing, or (Destructive Physical Analysis DPA) tests are carried out to the specimen's failure, in order to understand a ...
  • Destructive fishing practices: The phrase destructive fishing practices (or DFPs) has been featured in international fisheries literature for around three decades. ...
  • Destructive distillation: Destructive distillation is the chemical process involving the decomposition of feedstock by heating to a high temperature; the term ...
  • Self-destructive behaviour: In human context, self-destructive behaviour is a widely used phrase that conceptualises certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to ...
  • Nondestructive testing: Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the ...

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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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