a demolishing or being demolished; often specif., destruction by explosives
Origin of demolitionFrench démolition from Classical Latin demolitio
- The act or process of wrecking or destroying, especially destruction by explosives.
- demolitions Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons.
Origin of demolitionFrench démolition from Latin dēmōlītiō dēmōlītiōn- from dēmōlīrī to demolish ; see demolish .
OriginSee also: démolition
From Old French demolition, from Latin dēmōlītiō "a tearing down".