Destructive

Definition of Destructive

De`struc´tive
a.1.Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; - often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.
Time's destructive power.
- Wordsworth.
Destructive distillation
See Distillation.
Destructive sorties
(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.
- Whately.
n.1.One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.

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