Dilapidate

Definition of Dilapidate

Di`lap´i`date
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Dilapidated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dilapidating .]
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.
v. i.1.To get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to become decayed; as, the church was suffered to dilapidate.

Related Words

decrepitude, destroy, destruct, dilapidation, ruin
Word:

Browse

Digynian
Dihedral
Dihedral angle
Dihedron
Dihexagonal
Diiamb
Diiambus
Diiodide
diiodotyrosine
Diisatogen
Dijudicant
Dijudicate
Dijudication
Dika
Dike
Diker
Dilacerate
Dilaceration
Dilaniate
Dilaniation
-Dilapidate-
Dilapidated
Dilapidation
Dilapidator
Dilatability
Dilatable
Dilatation
Dilatator
Dilate
Dilated
Dilatedly
Dilater
Dilation
Dilative
Dilatometer
Dilator
Dilatorily
Dilatoriness
Dilatory
Dilatory plea
dildo
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home