dilapidated

adjective di·lap·i·dat·ed

Definition of dilapidated

  1. :  decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse <a dilapidated old house>

Examples of dilapidated in a sentence

  1. <a dilapidated car that had seen better days>

Origin and Etymology of dilapidated

see dilapidate


First Known Use: 1565


DILAPIDATED Defined for English Language Learners

dilapidated

adjective di·lap·i·dat·ed

Definition of dilapidated for English Language Learners

  • : in very bad condition because of age or lack of care


DILAPIDATED Defined for Kids

dilapidated

adjective di·lap·i·dat·ed \də-ˈla-pə-ˌdā-təd\

Definition of dilapidated for Students

  1. :  falling apart or ruined from age or from lack of care <a dilapidated car>



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