HyperDic: demolition

English > 2 senses of the word demolition:
NOUNeventdemolition, destruction, wipeoutan event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
actdemolitionthe act of demolishing
demolition > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.mahlih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > demolition: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.
Synonymsdestruction, wipeout
Narrowerannihilation, disintegrationTotal destruction
eradication, obliterationThe complete destruction of every trace of something
ravage, depredation(usually plural) a destructive action
razing, wreckingThe event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
ruin, ruinationAn event that results in destruction
wrack, rackThe destruction or collapse of something
Broaderending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
Spanishdemolición, derribo, derrumbamiento, destrucción
Catalandemolició, destrucció, enderrocament, enderroc
Verbsdemolishdestroy completely
English > demolition: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of demolishing.
Broaderdestruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Spanishdemolición, derribo, escombro
Catalandemolició, enderroc
Verbsdemolishdefeat soundly
demolishdestroy completely

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