dilapidating

di·lap·i·date || dɪ'læpɪdeɪt v. bring to a ruinous condition through misuse or neglect, squander; fall into ruin or decay

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  • Dilapidating — Dilapidate Di*lap i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilapidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilapidating}.] [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di = dis + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See {Lapidary}.] 1. To bring into a condition of decay or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deliquate — Del i*quate, v. t. To cause to melt away; to dissolve; to consume; to waste. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Dilapidating, or rather deliquating, his bishopric. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilapidate — Di*lap i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilapidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilapidating}.] [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di = dis + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See {Lapidary}.] 1. To bring into a condition of decay or partial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilapidated — Dilapidate Di*lap i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilapidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilapidating}.] [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di = dis + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See {Lapidary}.] 1. To bring into a condition of decay or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilapidation — Di*lap i*da tion, n. [L. dilapidatio: cf. F. dilapidation.] 1. The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered. [1913 Webster] Tell the people that are relived by the dilapidation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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