, -·dat·ed, -·dat·ing
to become or cause to become partially ruined and in need of repairs, as through neglect
Origin of dilapidate; from Classical Latin dilapidatus, past participle of dilapidare, to squander, demolish ; from dis-, apart + lapidare, to throw stones at ; from lapis, a stone: see lapidary
tr. & intr.v.di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing, di·lap·i·dates
- To bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair.
- Archaic To squander; waste.
Origin of dilapidateLatin d&imacron;lapidare, d&imacron;lapidat-, to demolish, destroy : d&imacron;-, dis-, apart; see dis– + lapidare, to throw stones (from lapis, lapid-, stone).
(third-person singular simple present dilapidates, present participle dilapidating, simple past and past participle dilapidated)