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DEMOLITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does demolition mean? 

DEMOLITION (noun)
  The noun DEMOLITION has 2 senses:

1. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
2. the act of demolishing

  Familiarity information: DEMOLITION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEMOLITION (noun)


Sense 1demolition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

demolition; wipeout; destruction

Hypernyms ("demolition" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; finish (event whose occurrence ends something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "demolition"):

annihilation; disintegration (total destruction)

eradication; obliteration (the complete destruction of every trace of something)

depredation; ravage ((usually plural) a destructive action)

razing; wrecking (the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled)

ruin; ruination (an event that results in destruction)

rack; wrack (the destruction or collapse of something)


Sense 2demolition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of demolishing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("demolition" is a kind of...):

destruction; devastation (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)


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