|Origin:||demolir, from Latin moliri 'to build'|
to completely destroy a building:
The entire east wing of the building was demolished in the fire.
to prove that an idea or opinion is completely wrong:
He demolished my argument in minutes.
to end or ruin something completely:
These ants can demolish large areas of forest.
to defeat someone very easily:
Miami demolished Texas 46 - 3.
5 especially British English informal
to eat all of something very quickly:
He demolished a second helping of pie.
—demolition noun [uncountable and countable]