AskDefine | Define dilapidate

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

From etyl la dilapidātus, past participle of dilapidō, from dis + lapidō, from lapis

Verb

  1. To fall into ruin or disuse.
  2. To squander or waste.

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Italian

Verb

dilapidate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, dilapidare#Italian|dilapidare
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