Pronunciation: (di-mol'ish), [key]
1. to destroy or ruin (a building or other structure), esp. on purpose; tear down; raze.
2. to put an end to; destroy; explode: The results of his research demolished many theories.
3. to lay waste to; ruin utterly: The fire demolished the area.
4. Informal.to devour completely: We simply demolished that turkey.
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