dilapidated

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈlæpɪdeɪtəd/
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dilapidated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of dilapidate

AdjectiveEdit

dilapidated (comparative more dilapidated, superlative most dilapidated)

  1. Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 6:
      It was a strange scene, the contrasts which met in that large but dilapidated chamber. It had been the banqueting-hall in the ancient palace of the La Franchi, but the revelry and the splendour had long since passed away.

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