verb (used with object), di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing.
verb (used without object), di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing.
Origin of dilapidate
Related formsdi·lap·i·da·tion, noundi·lap·i·da·tor, noun
Examples from the Web for dilapidation
What strange old nests of ruin, what marvellous homes of solitude and dilapidation, did we not wander into!Venetian Life|William Dean Howells
They are brought to a certain point of dilapidation; they are reduced to pallor, debility, and emaciation.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
Day by day I watched, with a secret joy, the rapid progress of this work of dilapidation.
The state of dilapidation into which the chapel had fallen when the restoration was commenced, was terrible.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
The hallways are dark and full of odors, the stairs in a state of dilapidation.Commercialized Prostitution in New York City|George Jackson Kneeland
British Dictionary definitions for dilapidation (1 of 2)
- the state of disrepair of premises at the end of a tenancy due to neglect
- the extent of repairs necessary to such premises