SECTION VIII. CAUSATION
POWER IN OPERATION
Production. –N. creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture; building, architecture, erection, edification; coinage; organization; establishment; workmanship, performance; achievement; effect. flowering, fructification, fruition; parturition, birth, childbirth, delivery, confinement, travail, labour, midwifery, obstetrics; geniture; gestation; evolution, development, growth; genesis, fertilization, breeding, conception, germination, generation, procreation, progeneration, propagation; fecundation, impregnation; spontaneous generation. authorship, publication; works, oeuvre, opus. edifice, building, structure, fabric, pile, tower, flower, fruit.
[Non-production]. Destruction –N. waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption, disorganization. fall, downfall, ruin, perdition, crash, smash, havoc, debacle, breakdown, break-up; prostration; desolation, bouleversement, wreck, crack-up, crash, wrack, shipwreck, cataclysm. extinction, annihilation; destruction of life; knock-out, knock-down blow; doom, crack of doom. destroying; demolition, demolishment, biblioclasm; overthrow, subversion, suppression; abolition; sacrifice; ravage, devastation, sabotage, razzia; incendiarism; revolution; extirpation. road to ruin; dilapidation.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.