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disrepair

[ dis-ri-pair ]
/ ˌdɪs rɪˈpɛər /
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noun

the condition of needing repair; an impaired or neglected state.

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Origin of disrepair

First recorded in 1790–1800; dis-1 + repair1
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British Dictionary definitions for disrepair

disrepair
/ (ˌdɪsrɪˈpɛə) /

noun

the condition of being worn out or in poor working order; a condition requiring repairs
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