AskDefine | Define destructive

Dictionary Definition

destructive adj : causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism" [ant: constructive]

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Pronunciation

de*struc"tive

Adjective

  1. causing destruction; damaging.
  2. causing break down or disassembly.
    Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy.

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Extensive Definition

Destruction is the act of damaging something beyond use or repair. It may also refer to:
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