Definitions

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  • n. demolition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Demolition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of demolishing or shattering; demolition.

Etymologies

demolish +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because I live in theMcGuire, the 25 story building in Belltown that is now slated for demolishment, just nine years after completion.

    Last Night: McGuire Version « PubliCola

  • Moreover, the Palestinian residents live under constant risk of expulsion from or demolishment of their homes due to new legal interpretations of old property deeds and very restrictive building permits.

    Michal Lewin-Epstein: Jerusalem Day: The Invisible and the Divisible

  • I've seen several houses that have been treated badly to the point of demolishment by the new owners.

    Contentment At Home

  • In last month's Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens considers the importance of urban "Bohemias" and why the ultimate demolishment/development of New York's Greenwich Village is a very, very sad thing.

    Boing Boing

  • One would think that the ostensible desire for homosexuality to be absorbed into the zeitgeist of humdrum social acceptability would be antipathetic to publicly displaying the oddities that inhabit the fringes of the gender demolishment movement.

    Politicians and Gay Pride Parades « Anglican Samizdat

  • No excuse for the demolishment, or for the building itself?

    Minneapolis: Lutheran Brotherhood – The Bleat.

  • The complete demolishment of 'Scat for brains' post took me about a millisecond.

    doggdot.us

  • But regardless of that, it'll be interesting to see whether the Carpenters fans will be able to halt the demolishment of their heroes' home.

    Joy Zipper: Why You Should Love Them

  • It's sad to see how quickly the buildings have been shut down, with demolishment demolition already under way.

    Franklin Avenue

  • Proven- both buildings fell at a rate faster than the constant speed of GRAVITY, as seen from demolishment of old buildings for the purpose of making a nice, neat pile as seen on TIME magazine that day.

    Think Progress » Under Fire, ABC Yanks Official Blog of 9/11 Docudrama

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