how to pronounce destructive

/dɪsˈtɹʌktɪv/

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destructive is pronounced in three syllables

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dɪstɹʌktɪv

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An example use of destructive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… out to be very destructive and in the …”

meanings of destructive

adjective:

  1. Causing breakdown or disassembly.
  2. Causing destruction; damaging.
  3. Lossy; causing irreversible change.

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