demolition

Demolition is the act of knocking something down or totally destroying it. It's what construction crews do with sledgehammers and wrecking balls.

Not for the faint of heart, demolition usually involves explosives, bulldozers and lots of dust and debris. The act of demolishing something could be seen as a good stress reliever though, if plowing through drywall or mowing over shrubbery is your kind of thing. Or perhaps you could join "a demolition crew," hired to send the wrecking ball though buildings big and small.

Definitions of demolition
  1. noun
    the act of demolishing
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    type of:
    destruction, devastation
    the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
  2. noun
    an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    synonyms: destruction, wipeout
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    annihilation, disintegration
    total destruction
    eradication, obliteration
    the complete destruction of every trace of something
    depredation, ravage
    (usually plural) a destructive action
    razing, wrecking
    the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
    ruin, ruination
    an event that results in destruction
    rack, wrack
    the destruction or collapse of something
    extermination, extinction
    complete annihilation
    desolation, devastation
    an event that results in total destruction
    shipwreck
    an irretrievable loss
    type of:
    conclusion, ending, finish
    event whose occurrence ends something
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