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dem·o·li·tion

 (dĕm′ə-lĭsh′ən, dē′mə-)
n.
1. The act or process of wrecking or destroying, especially destruction by explosives.
2. demolitions Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons.

[French démolition, from Latin dēmōlītiō, dēmōlītiōn-, from dēmōlīrī, to demolish; see demolish.]

dem′o·li′tion·ist n.

demolition

(ˌdɛməˈlɪʃən; ˌdiː-)
n
1. the act of demolishing or state of being demolished
2. (Military) chiefly military
a. destruction by explosives
b. (as modifier): a demolition charge.
ˌdemoˈlitionist n, adj

dem•o•li•tion

(ˌdɛm əˈlɪʃ ən, ˌdi mə-)

n.
1. an act or instance of demolishing.
2. the state of being demolished; destruction.
3. destruction or demolishment by explosives.
4. demolitions, explosives.
[1540–50]
dem`o•li′tion•ist, n.

demolition

The destruction of structures, facilities, or material by use of fire, water, explosives, mechanical, or other means.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demolition - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys somethingdemolition - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
annihilation, disintegration - total destruction; "bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll"
eradication, obliteration - the complete destruction of every trace of something
ravage, depredation - (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"
razing, wrecking - the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
ruination, ruin - an event that results in destruction
wrack, rack - the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
2.demolition - the act of demolishing
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

demolition

noun
1. knocking down, levelling, destruction, explosion, wrecking, tearing down, bulldozing, razing the total demolition of the old bridge
2. defeat, beating, overthrow, pasting (slang), conquest, rout, trouncing, vanquishment their impressive 6-1 demolition of their rivals
Translations
هَدْم، تَدْمير
demolicezbourání
nedrivning
hajottaminenpurkaminenpurku
niîurrif
demolácia
yerle bir etmeyıkım

demolition

[ˌdeməˈlɪʃən]
A. Ndemolición f, derribo m
B. CPD demolition squad Nequipo m de demolición
demolition zone Nzona f de demolición

demolition

[ˌdiːməˈlɪʃən] n [building] → démolition f

demolition

nAbbruch m

demolition

:
demolition area
demolition squad
nAbbruchkolonne f
demolition work
demolition zone
nAbbruchgebiet nt

demolition

[ˌdɛməˈlɪʃn] ndemolizione f
demolition squad → squadra di demolizione
demolition zone → area or zona di demolizione

demolish

(diˈmoliʃ) verb
to pull or tear down. They're demolishing the old buildings in the centre of town.
ˌdemoˈlition (demə-) noun
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