Demolition meaning

dĕmə-lĭshən, dēmə-
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The act or process of wrecking or destroying, especially destruction by explosives.
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A demolishing or being demolished; often specif., destruction by explosives.
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The action of demolishing or destroying, in particular of buildings or other structures.
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Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons.
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Origin of demolition

  • French démolition from Latin dēmōlītiō dēmōlītiōn- from dēmōlīrī to demolish demolish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French demolition, from Latin dēmōlītiō "a tearing down".

    From Wiktionary