demolished demolished  /dɪ ˈmɑ lɪʃt/


  • (adj) torn down and broken up



  1. The police cleared a way through the crowds for a few drill-equipped backhoes, and the authorities then demolished the church.
  2. Traditional neighborhoods are being demolished and rebuilt in time for the Games.
  3. On a construction site in the heart of the City, London's financial quarter, a tower stands half-demolished, its bruised concrete and severed beams exposed.


  1. Castle Motel will be demolished

    Castle Motel will be demolished Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:30 am, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 The lodging and a restaurant it once housed at 1125 N. 11th St. began as a popular hangout for affluent Beaumonters, ending its six-decade run as a den of prostitution ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  2. County officials: Astrodome should be reinvented, not demolished

    HOUSTON -- In a city known for tearing down history at the drop of a hat, the Astrodome appears to be the exception to the rule. The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation recommended Wednesday that the dome be renovated with public funds -- not demolished. The historic landmark would be reinvented as a state-of-the-art conference and exposition center, capable of hosting a large number ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  3. Evacuee returns to demolished home

    Theresa Strader was in tears as she drove up to her demolished Black Forest home Tuesday night. It's not just her home. It's also where she began National Mill Dog Rescue, which has saved nearly 8,000 dogs.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KRDO Colorado Springs


  1. George Osborne, the shadow Chancellor, said the comments "totally demolished Gordon Brown's central political charge that only the Conservatives oppose his expensive and ineffective VAT measures".
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: George Osborne Source: Independent

  2. In cases where temples are set to be demolished, "suitable alternative sites must be allocated so that Hindus can continue to worship," Samy said. "No temples, either legal or illegally built, will be demolished without a thorough check and...
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: S Samy Vellu Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Tonight, we demolished a checkpoint on our side," Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos said from Brussels. "Now we will see whether Turkey's troops will withdraw so that the passage will be opened or not."
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Tassos Papadopoulos Source: Washington Post

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