Of or pertaining to a catastrophe.
Causing destruction; damaging.
Causing breakdown or disassembly.
‘Catabolism is a destructive metabolism that involves the breakdown of molecules and release of energy.’;
Of a pertaining to a catastrophe.
(computing) Lossy; causing irreversible change.
‘Blurring an image is a destructive operation, but rotating an image is not.’;
extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin;
‘a catastrophic depression’; ‘catastrophic illness’; ‘a ruinous course of action’;
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.’;
One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.
causing destruction or much damage;
‘a policy that is destructive to the economy’; ‘destructive criticism’;