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Meaning of DEMOLITION

Pronunciation:  `demu'lishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of demolishing
  2. [n]  an event or the result of an event that destroys something
 

DEMOLITION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: destruction
 
 See Also: annihilation, conclusion, depredation, destruction, devastation, disintegration, ending, eradication, finish, obliteration, rack, ravage, razing, ruin, ruination, wrack, wrecking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dem`o*li"tion\ (?; 277), n. [L. demolitio, fr.
demoliri: cf. F. d['e]molition. See {Demolish}.]
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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: answer, complete answer, confounding, confutation, contradiction, controversion, demolishment, denial, disassembly, discrediting, dismantlement, effective rejoinder, flattening, leveling, overthrow, overthrowal, razing, rebuttal, refutal, refutation, smashing, squelch, subversion, tearing down, undermining, unmaking, upset, upsetting, wreckage, wrecking
 

 

 

 

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