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Dilapidate   /dəlˈæpədˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. dilapidated; pres. part. dilapidating)
Bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse.
Fall into decay or ruin.  Synonyms: crumble, decay.

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"Dilapidate" Quotes from Famous Books

... sophisticate, tamper with, prejudice. pervert, prostitute, demoralize, brutalize; render vicious &c 945. embitter, acerbate, exacerbate, aggravate. injure, impair, labefy^, damage, harm, hurt, shend^, scath^, scathe, spoil, mar, despoil, dilapidate, waste; overrun; ravage; pillage &c 791. wound, stab, pierce, maim, lame, surbate^, cripple, hough^, hamstring, hit between wind and water, scotch, mangle, mutilate, disfigure, blemish, deface, warp. blight, rot; corrode, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Dilapidate" :   droop, change, erode, fall apart, dilapidation, wilt, gnaw at, wear, bust, ruin, eat at, deteriorate, wear away, weather, corrode, destroy, rust, crumble, destruct, wear out, gnaw, break

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