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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).]
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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
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|Noun||1.||dilapidation - a state of deterioration due to old age or long use|
|2.||dilapidation - the process of becoming dilapidated|
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
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