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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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  • 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 specimen's
  • 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 device: In the United States, a destructive device is a type of firearm or explosive device regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934, revised by the Omnibus
  • 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
  • Auto-destructive art: Auto-Destructive Art (ADA) is a form of art coined by Gustav Metzger, an artist born in Bavaria that moved to Britain in 1939. Taking place after World
  • Destructive distillation: Destructive distillation is the chemical process of the decomposition of feedstock by heating it to a high temperature; the term generally applies to
  • Nondestructive testing: Nondestructive testing or non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and technology industry to evaluate the
  • Destructive flour beetle: The destructive or dark flour beetle (Tribolium destructor), one of the species of darkling beetle known generally as flour beetles, is a common pest
  • Destructive fishing practices: Destructive fishing practices are practices that easily result in irreversible damage to aquatic habitats and ecosystems. Many fishing techniques can

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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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