Definition of Dilapidate

1. Verb. Bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse.

Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Dilapidation, Dilapidation



2. Verb. Fall into decay or ruin. "The unoccupied house started to decay"
Exact synonyms: Crumble, Decay
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Deteriorate, Corrode, Rust, Weather, Eat At, Erode, Gnaw, Gnaw At, Wear Away, Droop, Wilt, Ruin, Break, Bust, Fall Apart, Wear, Wear Out
Derivative terms: Decadent, Decay, Decay

Definition of Dilapidate

1. v. t. To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building.

2. v. i. To get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to become decayed; as, the church was suffered to dilapidate.

Definition of Dilapidate

1. Verb. To fall into ruin or disuse. ¹

2. Verb. To cause to become ruined or put into disrepair. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To squander or waste. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dilapidate

1. [v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES]

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Literary usage of Dilapidate

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1. An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops, Down to the Year 1688: Down by Robert Keith, John Spotiswood (1824)
"All this provision was, no doubt, made with a view that he might dilapidate the temporality to the family of Argyle. He was censured by the General Assembly ..."

2. The Scots Revised Reports, [Court of Session]: Faculty Collection, 1807-1825 by Scotland Court of Session (1906)
"There are two great fallacies in the defender's argument as to the meaning of "dilapidate." The first is in shewing that the word "dilapidate" means ..."

3. Treatise on Deeds and Forms Used in the Constitution, Transmission, and by Alexander Duff (1838)
"The prohibition to alienate or dilapidate does not include the cutting down of full-grown wood, and a future heir cannot in the general case interfere with ..."

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