destructive
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destructive(
dihs
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truhk
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tihv
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (causing destruction)
a. destructivo
A hurricane's destructive winds can raze an entire city. Los vientos destructivos de un huracán pueden arrasar una ciudad entera.
b. destructor
The destructive explosion toppled the building. La explosión destructora derrumbó el edificio.
2. (damaging)
a. destructivo
She has a destructive habit of biting her nails. Tiene una costumbre destructiva de morderse las uñas.
b. negativo
Your destructive comments ruined her confidence. Tus comentarios negativos arruinaron su confianza.
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destructive
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. destructivo(a)
destructive criticismcrítica destructiva
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destructive [dɪsˈtrʌktɪv]
adjective
[+weapon, person, behaviour, influence, emotion] destructivo; [+effect] destructor; [+child] destrozón; [+criticism, comment] destructivo; negativo; [+relationship] destructivo; dañino
the destructive power of nuclear weapons el poder destructivo or destructor de las armas nucleares
the destructive power of gossip
to be destructive of or to sth: products that are destructive of or to the environment productos que destruyen el medio ambiente
his attitude is destructive to their relationship
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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