What does the word destructive mean?

Usage examples for destructive

  1. Its destructive work cannot be neglected any longer. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. Like all helpless victims of great emotions, she had ceased to be merely an individual and had become the vehicle of some impersonal destructive force in nature. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  3. We called in six sturdy and destructive orphans, a step- ladder, and a bucket of hot water, and in two hours had every vestige of that tapestry paper off those walls. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  4. Almost every volume had long paper slips inside it, and when opened would have been found to contain notes and underlinings in a somewhat reckless and destructive abundance. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. When the dam breaks, the flood is more destructive than the steady, normal current ever could have been. – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed

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