What does dilapidate mean?

Definitions for dilapidate
dɪˈlæp ɪˌdeɪtdi·lap·i·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilapidate(verb)

    bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse

  2. decay, crumble, dilapidate(verb)

    fall into decay or ruin

    "The unoccupied house started to decay"


  1. dilapidate(Verb)

    To fall into ruin or disuse.

  2. dilapidate(Verb)

    To cause to become ruined or put into disrepair.

  3. dilapidate(Verb)

    To squander or waste.

  4. Origin: From dilapidatus, past participle of dilapido, from dis + lapido, from lapis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilapidate(verb)

    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. Dilapidate(verb)

    to impair by waste and abuse; to squander

  3. Dilapidate(verb)

    to get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to become decayed; as, the church was suffered to dilapidate

  4. Origin: [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di- = dis- + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See Lapidary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dilapidate

    di-lap′i-dāt, v.t. to pull stone from stone: to lay waste: to suffer to go to ruin.—adj. Dilap′idated, in ruins.—ns. Dilapidā′tion, the state of ruin: impairing of church property during an incumbency: (pl.) money paid at the end of an incumbency by the incumbent or his heirs for the purpose of putting the parsonage, &c. in good repair for the succeeding incumbent; Dilap′idator. [L. dilapidāredi, asunder, lapis, lapidis, a stone.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilapidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilapidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for dilapidate

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  • прахосвам, руша, руша се, разрушавам, разнебитвам сеBulgarian
  • ruinovat, chátratCzech
  • deteriorar, derrochar, deteriorarseSpanish
  • rapistuttaa, hävittää, rapistuaFinnish
  • lepukkanHungarian
  • sperperare, buttare via, gettare alle ortiche, dilapidareItalian
  • roztrwonić, popaść w ruinę, zrujnować sięPolish
  • ветшать, растрачивать, разрушать, расточать, приходить в упадок, разрушатьсяRussian
  • föröda, förfalla, ruinera, ödeläggaSwedish

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