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DESTRUCTIVE, a. Causing destruction; having the quality of destroying; ruinous; mischievous; pernicious; with of or to; as a destructive fire or famine. Intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.




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DESTRUCTIVE, a. Causing destruction; having the quality of destroying; ruinous; mischievous; pernicious; with of or to; as a destructive fire or famine. Intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.


DE-STRUCT'IVE, a.

Causing destruction; having the quality of destroying; ruinous; mischievous; pernicious; with of or to; as, a destructive fire or famine. Intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.


De*struc"tive
  1. Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.

    Time's destructive power. Wordsworth.

    Destructive distillation. See Distillation. -- Destructive sorties ((?)) (Logic), a process of reasoning which involves the denial of the first of a series of dependent propositions as a consequence of the denial of the last; a species of reductio ad absurdum. Whately.

    Syn. -- Mortal; deadly; poisonous; fatal; ruinous; malignant; baleful; pernicious; mischievous.

  2. One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.
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Destructive

DESTRUCTIVE, adjective Causing destruction; having the quality of destroying; ruinous; mischievous; pernicious; with of or to; as a destructive fire or famine. Intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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offer

OF'FER, v.t. [L. offero; ob and fero, to bring.]

1. Literally, to bring to or before; hence, to present for acceptance or rejection; to exhibit something that may be taken or received or not. He offered me a sum of money. He offered me his umbrella to defend me from the rain.

The heathen women under the Mogul, offer themselves to the flames at the death of their husbands.

2. To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal to.

I offer thee three things. 2Sam. 24.

3. To present, as an act of worship; to immolate; to sacrifice; often with up.

Thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement. Ex. 29.

The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning.

A holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices.

1Peter 2.

4. To present in prayer or devotion.

Offer to God thanksgiving. Ps. 1.

5. To bid, as a price, reward or wages; as, to offer ten eagles for a ring; to offer a hundred dollars a year for a laborer; to offer a salary.

6. To present to the view or to the mind; as ideas which sense or reflection offers to the mind.

To offer violence, to assault; to attack or commence attack.

OF'FER, v.i.

1. To present itself; to be at hand.

Th' occasion offers and the youth complies.

2. To present verbally; to declare a willingness. He offered to accompany his brother.

3. To make an attempt.

We came close to the shore and offered to land.

Formerly with at.

I will not offer at that I cannot master. Obs.

OF'FER, n.

1. A proposal to be accepted or rejected; presentation to choice. The prince made liberal offers, but they were rejected.

When offers are disdained, and love deny'd.

2. First advance.

Force compels this offer.

3. The act of bidding a price, or the sum bid. By an offer we manifest a desire to buy. When the seller declines accepting, he manifests that he thinks the offer not sufficient.

4. Attempt; endeavor; essay.

It is the power of every one to make some essay, some offer and attempt. [Nearly obsolete.]

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