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Meaning of destructive

de•struc•tive

Pronunciation: (di-struk'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to destroy; causing destruction or much damage (often fol. by of or to): a very destructive windstorm.
  2. tending to overthrow, disprove, or discredit (opposed to constructive): destructive criticism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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