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Meaning of demolish

de•mol•ish

Pronunciation: (di-mol'ish), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to destroy or ruin (a building or other structure), esp. on purpose; tear down; raze.
  2. to put an end to; destroy; explode: The results of his research demolished many theories.
  3. to lay waste to; ruin utterly: The fire demolished the area.
  4. to devour completely: We simply demolished that turkey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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