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Synonyms for destructive

having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably

Antonyms for destructive

causing destruction or much damage

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Further work by the FDA on Concerta tablets demonstrated that TPI can be used to non destructively measure and map four coating layers as well as look at the interactions between each of the layers and core sections, making it a very powerful tool for drug design, root cause and process analysis.
Georgia, once considered the cote d'azur and breadbasket of the Soviet Union, now looks like a Third World country: poor in resources and destructively corrupt.
Not only are biodiversity and climate being destructively altered, but lives are also being irreversibly harmed.
Labeled "punkettes" by authorities, the anarchist movement in Mexico has gained increasing prominence and force in the last several months, destructively making its presence felt at various events around the country.
The scores had been tied 6-6 at the interval as Australia repeatedly failed to puncture a well marshalled South African defence, once again led so destructively by De Wet Barry and Victory Matfield.
Horizontal violence is the term used to describe "when peers behave destructively toward each other".
For the bridge exercise, students work in groups to design, analyze, construct, and destructively test model bridges.
This is outrageous fiction which might be entertaining if it didn't so destructively impact on our mission to improve the lives of men, women and children in need of transplants.
This leaves local clubs open to forge alliances with those ranchers who are committed to providing an alternative to destructively grazed and feedlot-finished beef.
Without a major change in the philosophies of the world population, which motivate people as a whole to behave very destructively toward their own survival interests, life on this planet will have a limited future.
But they soon tended to become very restrained in prescribing cocaine: it could be p oisonous, and by the 1890s, many people were finding the chemical destructively habit forming.
In some cases, we had to inspect blind holes and internal threads destructively," explains Sri Burugapalli, quality manager at Lemforder.
The greatest challenge for a human being is to employ this freedom not destructively, but with the aim of experiencing the love of God and the bonds of co-createdness with the whole world, and thus, in a sense, to share in the divine work of creation.
The challenge confronting Massaro's proposal is how to advance the communitarian middle axioms in a society which worships independence, detests dependence, and is, at times, destructively individualistic.
In fact, some of the lobbyists who are now busy "educating" Congress are the same ones who lobbied so effectively, and so destructively, in the early eighties.