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Definition of destructive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

destructive

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adjective
NAmE//dɪˈstrʌktɪv//
 
 
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causing destruction or damage the destructive power of modern weapons the destructive effects of anxiety Mountaintop-removal mining is among the most environmentally destructive activities carried out in West Virginia. compare constructiveWord Familydestroy verbdestroyer noundestruction noundestructive adjectiveindestructible adjective
destructively
 
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destructiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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