To bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair.
To become or cause to become partially ruined and in need of repairs, as through neglect.
(archaic) To squander; waste.
Origin of dilapidate
- Latin dīlapidāre dīlapidāt- to demolish, destroy dī-, dis- apart dis– lapidāre to throw stones (from lapis lapid- stone)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition