demolition


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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
References in classic literature ?
In this situation, military establishments, nourished by mutual jealousy, would be apt to swell beyond their natural or proper size; and being at the separate disposal of the members, they would be engines for the abridgment or demolition of the national authority.
Not contented with tearing off all the wainscot and hangings, and splitting the doors to pieces, they beat down the partition walls; and although that alone cost them near two hours, they cut down the cupola or lanthorn, and they began to take the slate and boards from the roof, and were prevented only by the approaching daylight from a total demolition of the building.
Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate; for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial of the clock upon the mantel-piece.
Immediately behind it stood the house wherein they had engaged lodgings, whose exterior features are so well known to all travellers through the Froom Valley; once portion of a fine manorial residence, and the property and seat of a d'Urberville, but since its partial demolition a farmhouse.
Now, pet," said my guardian, "if it would not be irksome to you to admit the harmless little creature one afternoon before you save Boythorn's otherwise devoted house from demolition, I believe you would make her prouder and better pleased with herself than I-- though my eminent name is Jarndyce--could do in a lifetime.
We remained at Kadabra, the guests of Talu, until after his formal induction into office, and then, upon the great fleet which I had been so fortunate to preserve from destruction, we sailed south across the ice-barrier; but not before we had witnessed the total demolition of the grim Guardian of the North under orders of the new Jeddak of Jeddaks.
Saint- Jacques de la Boucherie had barely been completed when the demolition of the old Louvre was begun.
The result was the total demolition of the work we had so well started.
And in another instant was the Vanator forgotten as the lofty, scarlet tower that had marked Lesser Helium for ages crashed to ground, carrying death and demolition upon the city beneath.
If any one had done the dwelling-house of Caleb Plummer the honour to miss it after such an inroad, it would have been, no doubt, to commend its demolition as a vast improvement.
If no trap, no secret door, no hiding place, no opening of any sort is found; if the examination of the walls--even to the demolition of the pavilion--does not reveal any passage practicable--not only for a human being, but for any being whatsoever--if the ceiling shows no crack, if the floor hides no underground passage, one must really believe in the Devil, as Daddy Jacques says
Be this as it may, he does know much about it, and, in the demolition of impedimental fragments of wall, buttress, and pavement, has seen strange sights.