verb (used with object)
- demographic timebomb,
- demoiselle crane,
- demolition bomb,
- demolition derby,
Origin of demolish
Examples from the Web for demolished
The libertarians know Goldwater got demolished in 1964, right?
The majority of the slabs that constituted the wall were demolished and used for highway gravel.
One shell blast in the middle of the courtyard has demolished the grey brick cobblestones.
They dug, demolished, and dismantled The Cathedral brick by brick, looking for the leftovers of Escobar's fortune.
Half of the second story has been demolished and replaced by a small memorial building in the shape of a cross.
In the same month a pond at Vauxdmes (Cte-d'Or) was demolished, and all the fish in it killed.Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion
From which I infer it would be highly satisfactory to the young man to be demolished at the enemy's earliest convenience.The Citizen-Soldier|John Beatty
The Sun-tap demolished, this was to be expected, and by the same token, radio communication should now be practical.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
If one demolished an unsound doctrine, it was preached up again by the other.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
Notwithstanding all remonstrances, this furnace must be demolished, and a huddey of horse sent down to see it done.
Word Origin for demolish
1560s, from Middle French demoliss-, present participle stem of démolir "to destroy, tear down" (late 14c.), from Latin demoliri "tear down," from de- "down" (see de-) + moliri "build, construct," from moles (genitive molis) "massive structure" (see mole (n.3)). Related: Demolished; demolishing.