Associations to the word «Destructive»


DESTRUCTIVE, adjective. Causing destruction; damaging.
DESTRUCTIVE, adjective. Causing breakdown or disassembly.
DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, noun. Criticism performed with the intention to harm someone, derogate and destroy someone’s creation, prestige, reputation and self-esteem.
DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION, noun. (chemistry) The heating of a material, such as coal or wood, in an inert atmosphere, at a high temperature such as to cause decomposition; the principal products include oils and tars from which many useful organic compounds may be obtained; town gas and coke were obtained in this way.
DESTRUCTIVE SORITES, noun. (logic) A process of reasoning which involves the denial of the first of a series of dependent propositions as a consequence of the denial of the last; a species of reductio ad absurdum.

Dictionary definition

DESTRUCTIVE, adjective. Causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes