demolition

noun de·mo·li·tion \ ˌde-mə-ˈli-shən , ˌdē-mə- \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of demolition

1 : the act of demolishing; especially : destruction in war by means of explosives
2 demolitions plural : explosives for destruction in war

demolitionist

play \-ˈli-sh(ə-)nəst\ noun

Examples of demolition in a Sentence

  1. The old factory is scheduled for demolition next week.

  2. The demolitions should be complete by the end of the year.

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First Known Use of demolition

1549


DEMOLITION Defined for English Language Learners

demolition

noun

Definition of demolition for English Language Learners

  • : deliberate destruction of a building or other structure


DEMOLITION Defined for Kids

demolition

noun de·mo·li·tion \ ˌde-mə-ˈli-shən \

Definition of demolition for Students

: the act of destroying by breaking apart especially using explosives


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