dilapidation


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di·lap·i·date

 (dĭ-lăp′ĭ-dāt′)
tr. & intr.v. di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing, di·lap·i·dates
1. To bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair.
2. Archaic To squander; waste.

[Latin dīlapidāre, dīlapidāt-, to demolish, destroy : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + lapidāre, to throw stones (from lapis, lapid-, stone).]

di·lap′i·da′tion n.
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dilapidation

(dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. the state of being or becoming dilapidated
2. (Law) (often plural) property law
a. the state of disrepair of premises at the end of a tenancy due to neglect
b. the extent of repairs necessary to such premises
diˈlapiˌdator n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dilapidation - a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
deterioration, impairment - a symptom of reduced quality or strength
2.dilapidation - the process of becoming dilapidated
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
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Translations
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dilapidation

[dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃən] N [of building] → estado m ruinoso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dilapidation

n
(of building)Baufälligkeit f, → Verfall m; (of book, clothes)Schäbigkeit f; in a state of dilapidationin schlechtem Zustand
(Geol) → Verwitterung f
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dilapidation

[dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃn] n (of building) → sfacelo, disfacimento
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References in classic literature ?
Right before us, at the southern end, we saw the wreck of a ship in the last stages of dilapidation. It had been a great vessel of three masts but had lain so long exposed to the injuries of the weather that it was hung about with great webs of dripping seaweed, and on the deck of it shore bushes had taken root and now flourished thick with flowers.
The gondola stopped, the old palace was there; it was a house of the class which in Venice carries even in extreme dilapidation the dignified name.
Whereupon Uncle Alec engaged to supply her with socks in all stages of dilapidation, and to have a new set at once, so that she could run the heels for him as a pleasant beginning.
There was likewise, at times, a vein of something like poetry in him; it was the moss or wall-flower of his mind in its small dilapidation, and gave a charm to what might have been vulgar and commonplace in his earlier and middle life.
Catherine's library was select, and its state of dilapidation proved it to have been well used, though not altogether for a legitimate purpose: scarcely one chapter had escaped, a pen-and-ink commentary - at least the appearance of one - covering every morsel of blank that the printer had left.
On this side the dilapidation and disorder of the premises had reached their height.
The whole chamber, moreover, presented a general aspect of abandonment and dilapidation; and the bad state of the utensils induced the supposition that their owner had long been distracted from his labors by other preoccupations.
Yet all this was apart from any extraordinary dilapidation. No portion of the masonry had fallen; and there appeared to be a wild inconsistency between its still perfect adaptation of parts, and the crumbling condition of the individual stones.
It was in a state of dilapidation quite equal to our expectation.
Norris were seldom good friends; their acquaintance had begun in dilapidations, and their habits were totally dissimilar.
was left alone among the dilapidations of the supper table, in a melancholy attitude.
Apres avoir ete entendu par le conseiller magistrat instructeur, Ouyahia a ete mis en accusation pour dilapidation de deniers publics, corruption en matiere de marches publics et abus de fonction delibere par un agent public en violation des dispositions legislatives ainsi que blanchiment d'argent.