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- n. The condition of being destructible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being capable of destruction; destructibleness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being capable of destruction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. vulnerability to destruction
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Instead, it's a reverence for the power of nature--its beauty as well as its destructibility.
A lot of games claim full destructibility of environments, but Red Faction actually has it – everything can be turned to rubble, even the bridge that's needed to advance to the next part of the level.
We've gotten good at making environments believable and reactive to the player's input high-res art, physics simulation, fire propagation, destructibility, etc. but people are just that much more complex.
It was characterized by its effect upon the heart which was similar to that of adrenaline, through the neutralizing of this effect by ergotaminization and also by its destructibility through fluorescent light.
The last two findings were confirmed by Chang and Gaddum. 26 As Ac.Ch. is not present in the blood, it cannot diffuse from there, and neither, on account of its ready destructibility, could it diffuse from elsewhere in the nerves and ganglia.
On the one hand, this eserine action provided a means of revealing the minimal quantities of Ac.Ch. being released by nerve stimulation which would otherwise, because of their rapid destructibility, have remained undisclosed.
The vagus substance behaves identically with Ac.Ch. not only in regard to its reaction to atropine, and to its destructibility with esterase but also concerning all other characteristics.
This reasoning would force the destructibility of Matter upon us: “the body is dissolved; then the Matter is dissolved.”
The affirmance of attributes with respect to the Soul directly leads to the inference of its destructibility, and hence the assertion of its permanency or indestructibility under such conditions is a contradiction in terms, according to what is urged in this verse.
We use the term "vital unit" in the same restricted sense in which the materialists speak of "chemical units," "morphological units," etc., which they admit are invisible in the microscopic field, and hence they can have no positive information as to their destructibility or indestructibility by heat.