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1. mole "breakwater" <=====> demolish. demolish ==> mole "breakwater".
de-, 不，非，使相反。-mol, 建造，大块，词源同mole, molecule. 即拆除已建造的。
- demolish:  To demolish something is etymologically to ‘deconstruct’ it. The word comes from demoliss-, the stem of Old French demolir, which in turn came from Latin dēmōlīrī ‘throw down, demolish’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dē-, denoting reversal of a previous condition, and mōlīrī, which among other things meant ‘build, construct’. This was a derivative of mōles ‘mass, huge mass, massive structure’ (source of English mole ‘harbour wall’ and molecule).
=> mole, molecule
- demolish (v.)
- 1560s, from Middle French demoliss-, present participle stem of démolir "to destroy, tear down" (late 14c.), from Latin demoliri "tear down," from de- "down" (see de-) + moliri "build, construct," from moles (genitive molis) "massive structure" (see mole (n.3)). Related: Demolished; demolishing.
- 1. Our intention was to demolish the rumours that have surrounded him.
- 2. He was enraged by news of plans to demolish the pub.
- 3. They'll demolish this house over my dead body.
- 4. I'll demolish the first who puts me out of temper!
- 5. They would also like to demolish the atomic museum.
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