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demolish

de·mol·ish

demolish

 
 
pronunciation:
dih ma lsh
part of speech: verb
inflections: demolished, demolishes, demolishing
definition: to tear down or destroy.
We demolished the old barn and built a new one.The car was demolished in the accident.
synonyms:
level, tear down, wreck
antonyms:
construct, erect, raise, rebuild
similar words:
destroy, down, total
derivations: demolisher (n.), demolishment (n.)