as in to ruin
to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of most of the buildings in the town had been demolished in the bombing raid

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as in to shatter
to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive terrorists used a powerful pipe bomb to demolish the concrete wall around the compound

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“Demolish.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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