Definition of "demolition" []

  • The act or process of wrecking or destroying, especially destruction by explosives. (noun)
  • Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons. (noun)
  • The act of demolishing or state of being demolished (noun)

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  • Destruction by explosives (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "demolition" in a sentence
  • "The OPFOR uses the term demolition in reference to the destruction of buildings and engineer works (bridges, fortifications, roads)."
  • "The Rivers State government asserts that the demolition is necessary to implement an urban renewal project initiated in 2009."
  • "Massive demolition is their calling card, not only the rubble, shattered glass and fire they themselves make from everyday household items, but their own blasted body parts which occur when the X-Men tear into them."