[ adjective ] extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
"a catastrophic depression" "catastrophic illness" "a ruinous course of action"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
As it affects the city 's fiscal situation , such an interchange is ruinous ; it removes forever from the tax rolls property which should be taxed to pay for the city services .
[ adjective ] causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
"the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit" "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces" "a ruinous war"