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dilapidated

[ dih-lap-i-dey-tid ]
/ dɪˈlæp ɪˌdeɪ tɪd /
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adjective
reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
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Origin of dilapidated

First recorded in 1800–10; dilapidate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM dilapidated

non·di·lap·i·dat·ed, adjectiveun·di·lap·i·dat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dilapidated

dilapidated
/ (dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtɪd) /

adjective
falling to pieces or in a state of disrepair; shabby
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