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Meaning of demolition

dem•o•li•tion

Pronunciation: (dem"u-lish'un, dē"mu-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of demolishing.
  2. the state of being demolished; destruction.
  3. destruction or demolishment by explosives.
  4. explosives, esp. as used in war.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or working with explosives: A demolition squad attempted to blow up the bridge before the enemy captured it.
  2. of or pertaining to tearing down or demolishing: Demolition work had begun on the old building.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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