Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons.
Origin of demolition
French démolitionfrom Latin dēmōlītiōdēmōlītiōn-fromdēmōlīrīto demolishdemolish
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French demolition, from Latindēmōlītiō "a tearing down".
Demolition Sentence Examples
Since the demolition of the fortifications the city has greatly expanded.
The ancient farmhouse needed repair - or a demolition crew.
He was then found guilty of high treason and sentence of forfeiture pronounced; but there is reason to suspect that the whole case was trumped up. The old church escaped demolition at the Reformation and even the fine east Leixoes window was saved.
The progress of inductive knowledge is by the formation of successive hypotheses, and it frequently happens that the demolition of one or even many hypotheses is the direct road to a new and accurate hypothesis, i.e.
Upon the demolition of the Bastille the keys were presented to him.