noun \ˌde-mə-ˈli-shən, ˌdē-mə-\

: deliberate destruction of a building or other structure

Full Definition of DEMOLITION

:  the act of demolishing; especially :  destruction in war by means of explosives
plural :  explosives for destruction in war
de·mo·li·tion·ist \-ˈli-sh(ə-)nəst\ noun

Examples of DEMOLITION

  1. The old factory is scheduled for demolition next week.
  2. The demolitions should be complete by the end of the year.

First Known Use of DEMOLITION



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