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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demolish  \De*mol"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Demolished};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Demolishing}.]  [F.  d['e]molir,  fr  L.  demoliri  p. 
  p.  demolitus  de-  +  moliri  to  set  a  thing  in  motion,  to  work 
  construct,  from  moles  a  huge  mass  or  structure.  See  {Mole}  a 
  mound,  and  {Finish}.] 
  To  throw  or  pull  down  to  raze;  to  destroy  the  fabric  of  to 
  pull  to  pieces;  to  ruin;  as  to  demolish  an  edifice,  or  a 
  wall. 
 
  I  expected  the  fabric  of  my  book  would  long  since  have 
  been  demolished,  and  laid  even  with  the  ground. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Demolish},  {Overturn},  {Destroy},  {Dismantle}, 
  {Raze}.  That  is  overturned  or  overthrown  which  had  stood 
  upright;  that  is  destroyed  whose  component  parts  are 
  scattered;  that  is  demolished  which  had  formed  a  mass  or 
  structure;  that  is  dismantled  which  is  stripped  of  its 
  covering,  as  a  vessel  of  its  sails,  or  a  fortress  of  its 
  bastions,  etc.;  that  is  razed  which  is  brought  down 
  smooth,  and  level  to  the  ground.  An  ancient  pillar  is 
  overturned  or  overthrown  as  the  result  of  decay;  a  city 
  is  destroyed  by  an  invasion  of  its  enemies;  a  monument, 
  the  walls  of  a  castle,  a  church,  or  any  structure,  real 
  or  imaginary,  may  be  demolished;  a  fortress  may  be 
  dismantled  from  motives  of  prudence,  in  order  to  render 
  it  defenseless;  a  city  may  be  razed  by  way  of 
  punishment,  and  its  ruins  become  a  memorial  of 
  vengeance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demolished 
  adj  :  torn  down  and  broken  up  [syn:  {dismantled},  {razed}] 




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