Pronunciation: (dem"u-lish'un, dē"mu-),[key] —n. 1. an act or instance of demolishing.
2. the state of being demolished; destruction.
3. destruction or demolishment by explosives.
4. demolitions,explosives, esp. as used in war.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or working with explosives: A demolition squad attempted to blow up the bridge before the enemy captured it. 2. of or pertaining to tearing down or demolishing: Demolition work had begun on the old building.