Meaning of dilapidate


Pronunciation: (di-lap'i-dāt"), [key]
— v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
  1. to cause or allow (a building, automobile, etc.) to fall into a state of disrepair, as by misuse or neglect (often used passively): The house had been dilapidated by neglect.
  2. to squander; waste.
  1. to fall into ruin or decay.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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