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 for Demolishing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demolish \De*mol"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demolished; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Demolishing.] [F. d['e]molir, fr. L. demoliri, p.
     p. demolitus; de- + moliri to set a thing in motion, to work,
     construct, from moles a huge mass or structure. See Mole a
     mound, and Finish.]
     To throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to
     pull to pieces; to ruin; as, to demolish an edifice, or a
     [1913 Webster]
           I expected the fabric of my book would long since have
           been demolished, and laid even with the ground.
     Syn: To Demolish, Overturn, Destroy, Dismantle,
          Raze. That is overturned or overthrown which had stood
          upright; that is destroyed whose component parts are
          scattered; that is demolished which had formed a mass or
          structure; that is dismantled which is stripped of its
          covering, as a vessel of its sails, or a fortress of its
          bastions, etc.; that is razed which is brought down
          smooth, and level to the ground. An ancient pillar is
          overturned or overthrown as the result of decay; a city
          is destroyed by an invasion of its enemies; a monument,
          the walls of a castle, a church, or any structure, real
          or imaginary, may be demolished; a fortress may be
          dismantled from motives of prudence, in order to render
          it defenseless; a city may be razed by way of
          punishment, and its ruins become a memorial of
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: complete destruction of a building [syn: razing,
           leveling, tearing down, demolishing]

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