Origin of Demolish
Attested since the 16th Century CE; from Middle French demoliss-, the stem of some conjugated forms of the verb demolir (“to destroy”, “to tear down”), from Latin dēmōlior (“I tear down”).
French démolir démoliss- from Latin dēmōlīrī dē- de- mōlīrī to build (from mōlēs mass)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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