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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: dilapidare 'to scatter like stones, misuse, destroy', from lapidare 'to throw stones'

dilapidated

adjective
     
di‧lap‧i‧dat‧ed
a dilapidated building, vehicle etc is old and in very bad condition [↪ derelict]
dilapidation noun [uncountable]

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