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destructive

[L. destructus, destroyed]
Causing ruin or destruction; the opposite of constructive.
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The surgery should be considered only after attempts have been made to prevent the cat from using claws destructively or when clawing presents serious health risks to geriatric, diabetic or immunocompromised owners, the AVMA says.
He added that Russia considers that such groups are not able to unite the stance of the international community, but rather work destructively contrary to the mode of the positive changes related to the UN envoy's mission to Syria.
The Guided Side-Bend Tester performs a qualitative test for ductility of a fusion joint by destructively testing a coupon.
Moreover, the BDS movement ignores the broader regional context and glaring human rights abuses in surrounding states that destructively impact the dynamics between Israel and the Palestinians.
Rather, Birmingham as a populace is so fragmented, divisive, uncoordinated and dysfunctional as a population entity (ie, 'city'), it fails daily and destructively to demonstrate it is a unified entity so as to warrant the embracive and inclusive epithet "city" in the first place.
He is a freak of nature and it's his phenomenal work rate, conditioning and preparation that enabled him to progress so destructively through the weights in my opinion, not drugs.
Greenpeace is also encouraging Canadian retailers to avoid selling certain types of seafood, such as cod, by placing them on a "Red List" of species that are fished unsustainably or destructively.
Mental health counselors explain a type of therapy designed to help people manage overwhelming emotions, arguing that it strengthens a person's ability to handle distress without losing control or acting destructively.
If you can't discuss small grievances, irritations or fears, they can eat away destructively at an otherwise happy relationship.
But the cloak would be designed so that when the two are together, the waves scattering off of both objects would combine destructively and cancel out each other, Engheta says.
It describes how some couples are destructively bad for each other but still stay together due to an irrational (but very human) addiction.
Sweeping destructively in and pushing Liverpool's best manager since Dalglish to the brink, they are going to wreck one of football'smost revered clubs just as it threatens to achieve greatness.