Dilapidate meaning

dĭ-lăpĭ-dāt
To bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair.
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To become or cause to become partially ruined and in need of repairs, as through neglect.
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(archaic) To squander; waste.
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To fall into ruin or disuse.
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To cause to become ruined or put into disrepair.
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(figuratively) To squander or waste.
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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

  • From Latin dilapidātus, past participle of dilapidō (“I destroy with stones”), from dis (“intensifier”) + lapidō (“I stone”), from lapis (“stone”)

    From Wiktionary