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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEMOLISHMENT

From 1381 the year of its demolishment until 1509 it was little more than a ruin.

He addressed himself to the demolishment of a ripe Cassaba melon.

But he was thinking of the Jago as it had been—he had forgotten the demolishment.

On the corner of this street was a most charming old façade in process of demolishment, which we deplored.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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