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ˌdɛm əˈlɪʃ ən, ˌdi mə-de·mo·li·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destruction, demolition, wipeoutnoun

    an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

  2. demolitionnoun

    the act of demolishing


  1. demolitionnoun

    the action of demolishing or destroying, in particular of buildings or other structures

    Etymology: Latin dēmōlītiō "a tearing down".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demolitionnoun

    the act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes

    Etymology: [L. demolitio, fr. demoliri: cf. F. dmolition. See Demolish.]


  1. Demolition

    Demolition is the tearing-down of buildings and other structures. Demolition contrasts with deconstruction, which involves taking a building apart while carefully preserving valuable elements for re-use. For small buildings, such as houses, that are only two or three stories high, demolition is a rather simple process. The building is pulled down either manually or mechanically using large hydraulic equipment: elevated work platforms, cranes, excavators or bulldozers. Larger buildings may require the use of a wrecking ball, a heavy weight on a cable that is swung by a crane into the side of the buildings. Wrecking balls are especially effective against masonry, but are less easily controlled and often less efficient than other methods. Newer methods may use rotational hydraulic shears and silenced rock-breakers attached to excavators to cut or break through wood, steel, and concrete. The use of shears is especially common when flame cutting would be dangerous. The tallest building demolished by nonterrorist methods was the 47-story Singer Building in New York City, which was built in 1908 and torn down in 1967-1968 to be replaced by One Liberty Plaza.

Editors Contribution

  1. Demolition

    Demolition or razing is the tearing down of buildings and other man-made structures. Demolition contrasts with deconstruction, which involves taking a building apart while carefully preserving valuable elements for reuse purposes

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demolition in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demolition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of demolition in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Minister Reyad Yassin Abdulla:

    Aden and the south has suffered most of the damage, most demolition, most of the people killed and tortured. The Houthis concentrated their damage on the south. They killed what remained of the unity of Yemen.

  2. Hart Senate:

    What I've been dealing with since July the 10th, the downhill slope that Schumer's put us on is really dealing with a demolition derby, they just about destroyed a good person to be on Supreme Court.

  3. Brynne Lawrence:

    One of the most common forms of Christian persecution in China is church demolition, often, authorities will accuse Christians of not following safety codes or of gathering illegally, but these accusations are usually a front that gives the government permission to take legalaction against the church.

  4. Jim Kessler:

    I think there's an exhausted majority out there, looking for something bold but normal, it's putting guard rails around capitalism, it's not rejecting capitalism and doing a demolition job.

  5. Chen Jiangang:

    Based on our current understanding of the situation, these charges are false, if they had actively cooperated with the demolition of the church's cross, there would not be any case today.

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