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Destructive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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'

  • 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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'Destructive' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Destructive Sample Sentences in News

  • Team behind Hatred lashes out in blog post, thanks press for attention
    Destructive Creations, the Polish studio behind the upcoming game Hatred, has been accused of being neo-Nazi sympathizers and anti-Islamic xenophobes because of the organizations and people that they "like" on Facebook. Yesterday, CEO Jaroslaw Zielinski spoke with Polygon about his feelings over the accusations and promised more clarification. In a blo Read more on this news related to 'Destructive'
  • CEO behind Hatred responds to accusations of neo-Nazi, anti-Islamic affiliation
    Jaroslaw Zielinski, the CEO of Destructive Games and animator for the upcoming game Hatred, tells Polygon that his company is absolutely not linked with Polish neo-Nazi groups. Such assertions, Zielinski says, are "fucking ridiculous." Last week the trailer for Hatred was released and many in the gaming community, Polygon among them, condemned the game f Read more on this news related to 'Destructive'
  • Hawaii braces for potentially destructive wind
    HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana is expected to deliver heavy rain and potentially destructive winds to the southern half of Hawaii's Big Island in the next couple of days, meteorologists said Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Destructive'

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