destructive
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈstɹʌktɪv/, /dɪˈstɹʊktɪv/
Adjective

destructive

  1. Causing destruction; damaging.
  2. Causing breakdown or disassembly.
    Catabolism is a destructive metabolism that involves the breakdown of molecules and release of energy.
  3. (computing) Lossy; causing irreversible change.
    Blurring an image is a destructive operation, but rotating an image is not.
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