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English definition of “destructive”

destructive

adjective     /dɪˈstrʌk.tɪv/
causing , or wanting to cause , damage : the destructive power of nuclear weapons I worry about the destructive effect that violent films may have on children . Lack of trust is very destructive in a relationship .Dangerous and harmful destructively     /-li/ adverb destructiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Dangerous and harmful
(Definition of destructive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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