1. A mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in.
2. An abrupt failure of function or health.
ETYM Cf. French contravention.
The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation.
1. Crash, wreck
2. A mental collapse; nervous breakdown; collapse, breakdown. crack-up
ETYM Latin demolitio, from demoliri: cf. French démolition. Related to Demolish.
The act of demolishing.
1. The process by which anything is disintegrated; the condition of anything which is disintegrated. Specifically.
2. (Geol.) The wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.
The termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force).
ETYM French, from (assumed) Latin rapagium, rapaticum, from rapere to carry off by force, to ravish. Related to Rapacious, Ravish.
(Usually plural) A destructive action.
Sinonimi: subversive activity
ETYM Latin subversio: cf. French subversion. Related to Subvert.
1. Activity aimed at bringing about an overthrow of a legally constituted government; SYN. subversive activity.
2. The act of overthrowing a legally constituted government.
The remains of something that has been wrecked.