dilapidated

adjective di·lap·i·dat·ed

Definition of dilapidated

: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

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Origin and Etymology of dilapidated


DILAPIDATED Defined for English Language Learners

dilapidated

adjective

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

:falling apart or ruined from age or from lack of care
  • a dilapidated car


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