Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Demolition"

The meaning of "Demolition" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does demolition mean?
A: Intentional destruction.

A building demolition is when a crew uses explosives, wrecking balls, bulldozers, and other equipment to destroy an old building. A demolition derby is an event where several old cars are intentionally crashed into each other for entertainment.
Q: What does demolition mean?
A: Destroy or tear down; to demolish


Other questions about "Demolition"

Q: Even the demolition of a single building might well have been politically sensitive news.

In this sentence, "might well have been" is close in meaning to "would have been" rather than just "might have been," am I correct? I'm having hard time grasping the meaning of "may well/might have" in these contexts. Could someone help me?
A: "might well have...+ [been/done]

It is likely that
There is a good chance that

In his weakened state, even a minor infection might well have/very well could have/certainly may have killed him.
Q: We haven’t received demolition cost quotes for each store. The negotiations with them will definitely be tough. So, we would like to work on them as soon as possible. Unless we start dealing with them by the mid-April, we will be put on the difficult situation in June. does this sound natural?
A: Unless we start dealing with them by mid-April, we will be put in a difficult situation in June.
Q: What is "demolition man"? I know the word "demolish." So I guess it, "a defeated person or loser", right?

If someone needs the context, here is it.
"The rottamatore - demolition man, Matteo Renzi's nickname - has finally been demolished.
A: Demolition man, by occupation, are those that destroy things as their job.

In your context, this person is usually the one demolishing things, but it has been turned around and he has now been demolished (defeated).

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