[ dih-lap-i-deyt ]
/ dɪˈlæp ɪˌdeɪt /
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verb (used with object), di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing.
to cause or allow (a building, automobile, etc.) to fall into a state of disrepair, as by misuse or neglect (often used passively): The house had been dilapidated by neglect.
Archaic. to squander; waste.
verb (used without object), di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing.
to fall into ruin or decay.
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Origin of dilapidate
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British Dictionary definitions for dilapidate
/ (dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪt) /
to fall or cause to fall into ruin or decay
Word Origin for dilapidate
C16: from Latin dīlapidāre to scatter, waste, from dis- apart + lapidāre to stone, throw stones, from lapis stone
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