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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·lap·i·date v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dilapidated p. pr. & vb. n. Dilapidating ]
 1. 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.
    If the bishop, parson, or vicar, etc., dilapidates the buildings, or cuts down the timber of the patrimony.   --Blackstone.
 2. To impair by waste and abuse; to squander.
    The patrimony of the bishopric of Oxon was much dilapidated.   --Wood.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·lap·i·da·ted a. Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.
    A deserted and dilapidated buildings.   --Cooper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements";
            "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a
            tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken-down, ramshackle,
             tatterdemalion, tumble-down, unsound]