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.

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
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
Translations
rongálás

dilapidation

[dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃən] N [of building] → estado m ruinoso

dilapidation

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

dilapidation

[dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃn] n (of building) → sfacelo, disfacimento
References in classic literature ?
Right before us, at the southern end, we saw the wreck of a ship in the last stages of dilapidation.
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.
Yet all this was apart from any extraordinary dilapidation.
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.
Mr Marsden advises investors, landlords, public sector bodies and occupiers on a broad range of complex property law including right to light, dilapidation, property insolvency, lease renewals and forfeiture.
Dans les banques publiques, cela est assimile, par la force de la loi, a une dilapidation de deniers publics.