[ dem-uh-lish-uh n, dee-muh- ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈlɪʃ ən, ˌdi mə- /
of, relating to, or working with explosives: A demolition squad attempted to blow up the bridge before the enemy captured it.
of or relating to tearing down or demolishing: Demolition work had begun on the old building.
Origin of demolition
Related formsdem·o·li·tion·ist, nounnon·dem·o·li·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demolitionist
/ (ˌdɛməˈlɪʃən, ˌdiː-) /
the act of demolishing or state of being demolished
- destruction by explosives
- (as modifier)a demolition charge
Derived Formsdemolitionist, noun, adjective
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