destructive (part of speech: adjective)
destroying (part of speech: verb)
disintegrating, laying waste, smashing, pulverizing, vaporizing, destroying, decimating, flattening, ripping to shreds, abolishing, tearing down, eradicating, knocking down, dismantling, atomizing, leveling, demolishing, razing, extirpating, desolating, exterminating, wrecking, bulldozing, annihilating, mowing down
- The most plausible supposition would seem to be that a devastating famine must have been the fatal agent. - "The Pearl of India", Maturin M. Ballou.
- For them it is entertainment, and as such it is devastating. - "Psychology and Social Sanity", Hugo Münsterberg.
- Their devastating process is called disease, but they never begin their work till the being they attack has either wasted a vital opportunity or neglected a vital necessity. - "The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance", Marie Corelli.